Municipalities continue to embarrass themselves for Google Fiber

July 13, 2010: 4:33 PM ET

The point, I hope, is that Google wants to shame the cable and phone companies into providing faster Internet service.

Google today released a progress report on their Google Fiber for Communities project.

Conclusion: People want cheap Gigabit Fiber to the home really, really badly.

So much, in fact, they are willing to do just about anything:

Google's (GOOG) motivations are simple: Faster Internet equates to more time online and more Google advertising.


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