Can the do-nothing City Council actually do something?


Plans a test that will provide 50,000 to 500,000 people with fiber-optic broadband Internet access with a network speed of a gigabit per second starting as soon as this year. It is planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States.

As a first step, today we’re putting out a request for information (RFI) to help identify interested communities. We welcome responses from local government, as well as members of the public.

Will our “do nothing” City Council to step up to the plate?

Update (02/18): True to form, Deputy City Manager Lisa Goldman:

I just don’t know if there is anything the city can do at this point.

It would be premature to get our hopes high at this point. It is very obvious that Lisa has not taken the time to even visit the Google Fiber for Communities web page …  had she done that, she would have noticed a big blue button that says Get Involved.


3 Responses to “Can the do-nothing City Council actually do something?”

  1. Blain Says:

    Hi my names Blain i live in Roseville California. id like to put my town on the list of the 1gigabit fiber optic project. thank you for your time.

  2. Rob Says:

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for our lame city council to do anything that might help our cause with Google, it is up to us individuals to carry the torch on this issue. Check out

  3. JC Says:

    I suggest using Access Alameda to contact the City council (under the City Manager’s Office in the link below):

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