Picente Announces Countywide Response To Google RFI
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County, in collaboration with SUNYIT, has responded to a Request For Information (RFI) put out by Google. Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. Communities across the country are vying to be the test sight for this Google experiment.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Oneida County to not only attract a major world-wide employer such as Google but to also bring ultra high-speed Internet access to all of our residents,” Picente said. “There are a multitude of benefits that having Internet access such as this will bring and it will greatly enhance the overall appeal of our entire County, not only to new residents but also to potential new employers.”