Residents who want the Internet search engine giant Google to set up a fiber optic network in Mason City will rally this morning to create an online video as part of the community’s application. City Administrator Brent Trout says Google is recommending things like YouTube videos to spruce up the city’s application.
Trout says the video will show the town’s enthusiasm. He says Google wants to make sure it will go into test market communities that will be the best to show off its fiber optic system. Trout credits Google for the company’s “cutting edge” applications for business and personal use.
The rally is to begin at 11 A.M. at Music Man Square and attendees are encouraged to dress like computer geeks. The deadline for Mason City’s application to be submitted is March 26th.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City