Attracting Google Fiber to our city could help spur economic development to Madison by attracting businesses (especially technology based ones) to the area who want to take advantage of this new service.
Goggle Fiber would also be advantageous to local businesses, government, and schools as well as for Madisonians to use in their homes.
Response: We have had discussions with Google on ideas that would make Madison attractive for possible future consideration. Madison's IT Department has also included a pilot "Fiber-to-the-Home" project in the contract with one of our network providers. This may lead to plans to expand to other parts of the city. In addition, the Mayor formed a new committee (Digital Technology Committee) who's mission includes investigating ways to increase higher speed broadband service options for Madison residents.