On March 14, 2010, Spiral Internet — along with a terrific team of volunteers — made the rally to get Google’s attention a reality. It was a sunny, warm early Spring day. Hundreds of people showed up to do what we do best in Nevada City … throw a parade and a party. For “old times sake”, watch the video again at 95959google.com and see how our event made its way into the New York Times, and CBS News with Katy Couric.
Know that 95959google made it clear to us that the community would support our efforts to build a similar network here. (We always knew that Google would pick a much bigger city, and it did — Kansas City first.) We were thrilled to be one of the 1,100 communities that submitted proposals. We’re even more thrilled to be one of the few that went ahead to build a gigabit network ourselves. And, ironically technologically a better one than Google is building elsewhere. (But shhh. Don’t tell them.)