Durham wants Google and they proved it


Google, the world's leading search engine company, is looking for a community of between 50,000 and 500,000 people to give a new high-speed fiber optic network, for free.

The network would be capable of delivering speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. This is about 700 times faster than the typical home broadband connection.

On Thursday, hundreds of people gathered at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to show Google they want the company to bring this new network to Durham. To make their point, the participants stood on the field and spelled-out the word "Google."

The event was organized by a committee that wants to create a coordinated response to Google's application.

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