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Mordecai CAC Neighborhoods WANT Google Fibre. Nomination due BEFORE MARCH 26th

posted Feb 23, 2010, 7:11 PM by Reid Serozi   [ updated Jun 10, 2010, 1:53 PM ]
Google is planning to build, and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country.

Written By Shane Trahan

We were recently made aware of an initiative from Google for testing and building an ultra-high speed broadband network in a number of trial locations across the country and we strongly feel that Raleigh would be a great candidate for this initiative. The city of Raleigh is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity by leveraging a highly educated workforce, proximity to the Research Triangle Park and noted accolades as best place to live. The project’s aim is to facilitate the development of Next Generation Apps for the Internet, testing of new broadband deployment techniques and the need to operate an “open access” network. Our community has strongly urge our leaders of the city council to give prompt attention to this opportunity and the City Council has taken note.

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker indicated to us via email that the city of Raleigh is evaluating the opportunity and that they will consider it.  We did recommend to the council that the economic benefit from offering such services to the Raleigh area’s highly entrepreneurial workforce is the growing of small businesses which are essential to the lifeblood of our regional economy.

It appears that the information initially required by Google to start this process is minimal and would not require a high level of effort. As the City looks into this opportunity we are urging all members of Mordecai and residents of Raleigh to nominate our area as a trial site.

Please browse to the link provided and enter in the information on the form. Feel free to write in your own descriptions of the community but we also have provided some verbage for your use as well.

The opportunity has been released as an RFI (Request for Information) on February 10, 2010 and responses are due by March 26, 2010. So please send in your nomination before March 26th.

For those of you on Facebook you can also join the facebook group by going to Bring Fiber to Raleigh on Facebook. Please join this group as well so that we can move this forward.

Thank you for your support and please feel free to forward this on!!

Why Should Google Choose Mordecai?

  • Mordecai is an active Community with a fairly old telecommunications infrastructure. We could use an update.
  • The Mordecai Community is connected via above ground utilities which is similar to other neighborhoods across the country.
  • Our demographic profile according to the census lists our area as highly diverse ranging from individuals who are retired to professionals.
  • The Raleigh area has won many accolades including being among the top 10 best places to live for the past decade.


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The city of Raleigh is also pursuing this opportunity and we strongly encourage everyone to support Raleigh's bid.

Visit the Raleigh Website to find out how we can help push this forward.

Please nominate Mordecai CAC Neighborhoods.

Answers for nomination form:

Your organization or community group: 

Mordecai CAC Neighborhoods

If you are responding on behalf of an organization or community group, please describe it:  

The Mordecai Citizen’s Advisory Council provides a means for citizens and neighborhoods to participate in the city’s decision-making process.  Mordecai CAC District covers eight Downtown Raleigh Neighborhoods,

Web link to supporting material: