4/8/2010 - Asheville in early lead for Google Fiber
by Denise Clay
An online survey has Asheville in the early lead to be the Most Deserving City for Google Fiber. The survey is referring to Googles search for a test site for their new experimental fiber network that according to Google will offer high speed internet 100 times faster than what most people currently have.
The survey is being conducted by GoogleFiber.com. While this survey is not affiliated with Google, it is a good way for people to show their support for their city. Google received over 1,100 entries from cities wanting to be Googles test site.
Google is currently going through all of the entries and comments and are no longer taking any more. No one knows if Google is keeping an eye on this unofficial survey.
The survey on GoogleFiber.com started with 21 cities, but more have been added. It is a 30 day poll and each person is allowed one vote per day till May 6th. The votes will then be tallied and the cities with the most votes will be named Most Deserving City for Google Fiber.
After the first day of voting, Asheville has taken an early lead. The city located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina has received over a third of the 7,200 votes they were cast on the first day.
With close to 2,500 votes, Asheville is in front of Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC that received over 1,400 and 1,200 votes respectfully on the first day of voting. Durham is fifth on the list with just over 250 votes.
Chapel Hill has been added to the list, but voters can still vote for their city. The poll offers the chance to write in your city if it does not appear on the list. So go vote for you city.