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Topek... no thats not right. Google, Kansas!

submitted on March 2, 2010 by WhattaDealBlog in "Member's Lounge"
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/0.....tml?hpt=C2

In a formal proclamation Monday, Bunten announced his city will be known as "Google" -- Google, Kansas.

The unusual move comes as several U.S. cities elbow for a spot in Google's new "Fiber for Communities" program. The Web giant is going to install new Internet connections in unannounced locations, giving those communities Internet speeds 100 times faster than those elsewhere, with data transfer rates faster than 1 gigabit per second.
 

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    outcastplo313
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    Posted by outcastplo313 on March 2, 2010
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    i love google but seriously..? Confused
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 2, 2010
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      This isn't really Googles doing, but is Topeka's they did it to attract Google. Google didn't ask the towns to change their names. Although if memory serves me correctly, that have done that before...

      Oh, and I would happily live in Google to have the type of internet speeds they are taking about bringing to town.
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    Posted by Solstice on March 2, 2010
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    If I were Google, I would do it in the town next door just to make a point. Big Grin
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    Posted by equipurple on March 3, 2010
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    I believe the Town of Buffalo Texas changes its name to "Blue Star" any time the Cowboys play the Bills.
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    http://con.st/10003113

    Topeka Changes Name To Google For All Of March

    In a remarkably crass act of prostitution, Topeka has up and changed its name to Google for the month, ABS-CBN News reports. The name change is a way for the mayor to thank Google for using Topeka as a test ground for a high-speed internet network.


    The way it its worded to "thank Google" makes it sound like they were selected. But I do not see that on the article they link to. Anyone have more info on who they picked, or if they even have picked yet?
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    Posted by Solstice on March 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I wonder if this actually affects some mail going to that location?

    Might be a silly question, but it popped into my head.
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Never thought of that. But highly unlikely as the zip code didn't change and that is how the vast majority are routed.

      In most cases a code is printed onto the postage or envelope itself which is read by sorting machines and processed through the system.

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