Town renames itself Google
Seeking to become the test hub for Google’s high-speed broadband network, a Kansas town has named itself after the company.
Mayor William Bunten has released a proclamation that his city, Topeka, would be known as Google for the entirety of March.
“The City of Topeka has embraced the grassroots effort to bring Google fibre optics to the community,” says a statement on the town’s website.
The renaming followed a Google announced that it would be selecting an undisclosed number of communities to partake in the trial, and encouraged them to make their interest known to the company.
The search giant indicates that the proposed experimental broadband network would deliver internet speeds 100 times faster than those currently available.