The capital city of Kansas wants Google to build a high-speed broadband network. Rather than stick to the normal email campaigns and Facebook groups, its efforts to get the attention of Google has extended to the major renaming Topeka “Google”.
According to Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten consulted with all seven city council members and got their approval. He then “signed a proclamation . . . calling for Topeka to be known for the month of March as ‘Google, Kansas – the capital city of fiber optics.'”
How many other cities can say they did this? This could earn Topeka major brownie points from Google.
Google should be collecting responses to its broadband network until March 26 and then the company should name its target communities later this year.