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Top This, Topeka: All First-Born Children to Be Named ‘Google’

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When the city of Duluth, Minnesota, did not receive funding from their broadband stimulus application to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program application, they turned to Google.

A few weeks ago, Google announced their own efforts to expand broadband through a trial of high-speed fiber-optic network which would deliver speeds of one Gigabit per second (1Gbps). As part of their application, the city has even created an amusing Youtube video, saying that all first-born children will be named Google.

YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03pCyixPuws

The video was in response to the town of Topeka, Kansas, which renamed itself Google – but just for the for the month of March – in order to receive favorable treatment in their bid.

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