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"TROYGLE" Google Fiber in Troy...help make it a reality!
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A great effort for our home base...Smile

WHAT IS TROYGLE?
We are a group of Troy citizens committed to bringing Google's ultra-high-speed broadband to Troy to transform the way we play and do business here, and to catapult Troy into the future. Our goal: bringing the world to Troy, and Troy to the world!

We need your help!
WHY GOOGLE, WHY NOW?
Google will be test-piloting ultra-high-speed broadband in select communities around the United States, and we have the opportunity NOW to apply to be a part of this trial! Applications are due March 26th so we need your help ASAP!

WHY TROY, NEW YORK?
Not only are we the “All-American City” – the official home of Uncle Sam – Troy is the birthplace of countless innovations, the place where history, culture and technology meet. It is time for Troy’s next innovation – to lead the way with Google by bringing ultra-high-speed broadband to our diverse, creative, historic city.

WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT TO TROY?
Google's ultra-high-speed broadband will benefit our city and community in countless ways:

* JOBS - The greater efficiency and speed will facilitate the ability of our citizens to better do their jobs, to find a job, and will spur private enterprise. It will lay a foundation for job creation by helping to attract private companies to base themselves here.
* CONNECTION - It will help connect all institutions to the community - including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley Community College, Russell Sage College, and all of our schools, nonprofits and private sector businesses. It will serve as a bridge to bring Rensselaer's advance technological innovations to all of Troy.
* COMMUNICATION - It will allow nonprofits to better serve their constituents, bringing high-speed wireless to lower-income residents and families who might not otherwise have access, thus opening up their worlds and creating more opportunities.
* ACCESS - It will allow more access to broader collections of digital archives, multi-media and medical and biotechnology innovations, among other things.
* VIRTUAL TOURS OF TROY - It will enable us as a city to better market ourselves to the world - bringing the world to Troy, and bringing Troy to the world!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We need all community residents to apply to Google to help us win this bid! That means YOU!

It takes just a few minutes - it's a very simple application. Check out the template below. You can use any of our suggested responses, and please add your own - make it personal!

Please go ahead and take 15 minutes and fill it out NOW so we can be sure we get as many applications in as possible before the March 26th deadline. Help us make history!

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS HISTORIC EFFORT TO BRING MORE GROUND-BREAKING INNOVATIONS TO TROY!


You can nominate Troy here:
http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options

Check out http://www.troygle.org for more information!
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