Mike Fisher (mfisher) wrote,
Mike Fisher
mfisher

Submission to the Google Fiber for Communities site:

Q:
Why should Google build a fiber to the home network where you live?


A:

Rochester has a historically strong technology/education community, due to leadership provided by Xerox and Kodak, and then continued through its universities (especially University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology).


The community remains very technologically focused, with health care leadership through the University of Rochester's Medical Center and innovative technology companies, such as CareStream, and would benefit greatly from increased flexibility and better communications offerings.


Additionally, Rochester is in a stranglehold between Frontier DSL (which hasn't made significant announcements regarding FiOS) and Time Warner (which, in light of the limited competition, would like to price-gouge our data back to the paper age).

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