This article in Wired Magazine
is a call for communities to build their own fiber networks,
since only a few can win the "Google lottery".
Here's the link to the Facebook page for Communities
United for Broadband:
Hey, Google Fiber Losers: Build It Yourselves
Craig Settles has an answer for the 1,095 communities that are not
going to get Google to build a next-generation fiber optic network in
their area once Google chooses a few winners in the coming weeks.
Don’t pout, organize.
"We are harnessing the enthusiasm that Google has generated all over
the country for fiber and channeling that into a path to help those
communities to get the broadband they want," Settles said.
Settles, a broadband consultant, has paired with a North Carolina
advocate Jay Ovittore to launch the Communities United for Broadband,
which they propose as a hub for communities who spent untold hours on
their Google-bandwidth application.