Sun bathed, people loving, world-peace wishing Santa Monica is guitaring for Google. The city has released a YouTube music video hoping to persuade the search giant to install an experimental high speed network in the tech friendly town.
Google’s Request for Information released in February has attracted national news as cities and local governments vie to be chosen for the trial.
Google is proposing to construct an experimental fiber optic network capable of delivering Internet speeds of 1GB per second, more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today.
One city has gone so far as to rename itself “Google” for the month of March. City officials are hopeful that the video will help demonstrate widespread community support and that Santa Monica is the perfect pilot community.
The music video features a catchy tune composed by Jeff Snyder, an aspiring songwriter who is also a part-time employee of the City. One of the lyrics says, "We're not evil in Santa Monica" referencing one of Google's founding principals.
The Google network would come at no cost to the city, encourage innovation, and would be "open access," the resolution says. Google is planning to offer service to a community of 50,000 to 500,000 customers.