Cleveland Goes Google application being prepared for submission tomorrow

Submitted by briancummins on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 07:59.

Since the February 10th announcement by Google to offer ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States, the City of Cleveland is one of many city's responding that will be submitting a Request for Information that's due tomorrow.

Raymond Hurrt the Project Manager for the City's IT Planning & Review Dept. is heading up the process for preparing application.  

Lev Gonick CWRU's VP of IT Services commented on the historic aspect of the annoucement and placed it in the context of the larger U. S. Government's National Broadband Plan.  CWRU is hosting a Gigabit Breakfast this morning where they will be discussing and demonstrating their Case Connection Zone pilot project.  The CWRU project will set out to connect up to 25,000 local residents to a gigabit of internet connectivity.

Back to the City of Cleveland's application -- we've had a slow start in public awareness, but community members can help support the City's bid for a pilot project by nominating the City at the Google site - http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options.  It takes about 10-minutes to complete the on-line nomination form.

Also, there are some support sites beginning to be created at -

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Thanks for posting

  Please show up here more often--we are sorely lacking in timely information from our political representatives. 

You are also well aware that a number of TAXPAYING residents have been subjected to arbitrary and aggressive code enforcement, while other longstanding nuisance properties (often held by absentee landlords) are given a free pass. 

Cleveland Council has to recognize this very real issue.  I hope that you will take the lead in preventing this gross abuse of police power and stem the violation of civil rights going on in the City of Cleveland, before it does become a national news story.

It is happening in other cities--but from the Safeguard stories posted here at REALNEO--we are the epicenter.

City of Cleveland signed on to shut the lights

Brian - Congrats to the City of Cleveland for being one of two cities to participate in Earth Hour. WTF!?! Is Cleveland getting with the program? If so, that's great! There's always lots more to address, but one hour on Saturday is a step, another step. Thanks also for the emergency action on mineral mining.

aggressive and arbitrary code enforcement

is all too common.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I support

Before I support this by "participating" in the links, I'd like to see the City request for information (that the City is submitting tomorrow).  I would like an opportunity to see where the City is headed in this, then decide how or if I'd like to participate. In other words, I would like to see the pig before it is put into the bag before I buy the bag.

Please post the RFI here. Thanks.

I filled it out

  I completed the Google nomination--to what end??

Back to the City of Cleveland's application -- we've had a slow start in public awareness, but community members can help support the City's bid for a pilot project by nominating the City at the Google site - http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options.  It takes about 10-minutes to complete the on-line nomination form.