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Bmore Fiber

Now we get that Google’s proposal to build an ultra high-speed broadband network for one lucky community was just a giant, expensive PR stunt. But while other cities—Topeka “Google” Kan., anyone?—were busy thinking of silly things they could do to get in the news, the people behind Baltimore’s application were busy getting as many local institutions on board as possible. Their application, which is available on, was first-rate, showing fiber applications for everything from the Hubble Space Telescope to medical imaging. They even put together a conference discussing what high-speed broadband can mean for the city, even if they don’t get Google to pay for it.

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