You still have a while to wait before finding out if your community was one of the lucky ones to land one of Google's experimental ultra-high speed broadband networks (odds are pretty slim, there were 1,100 community responses and nearly 200,000 entreaties from individuals offering their community as a potential petri dish), but at least you can get a little better idea of what it all means by visiting Google's new Google Fiber for Communities website. In fact, you can even check to see if your community was one that actually applied to Google to be considered, here.
Google says the website will help keep interested parties up to date on what's new with the project and also use it as a forum to advocate for "common-sense federal and local policies that would help fiber deployments nationwide." There's a novel idea.
As to when Google will reveal the communities selected to its test network, the company says it'll announce that by the end of the year. The 1 Gbps speed of the network would be a major boon to online video.
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