Bring Google Fiber to Omaha-Council Bluffs

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is asking everyone to spread the news and do your part to persuade Google to test their new ultra-high-speed broadband network in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. According to their Web site, Google’s networks “will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections.”

Ways you can help:

1) Go online and fill out the form for residents and community groups to nominate Omaha-Council Bluffs. Tell Google how you would use this high-speed Internet.
2) Become a fan of the Facebook page and tell your friends to become a fan. Here’s the page:

3) Post comments and videos to the fan page explaining why you want Google Fiber to come to Omaha-Council Bluffs.

For me and my business, it’s vitally important to have a fast, reliable Web connection. The current provider I use doesn’t always provide that. Even though it’s touted as high-speed, many times it’s not. It usually takes 30 to 90 seconds to open their home page for e-mail. This morning I tried to open a 4-sentence e-mail from a client through my Yahoo! business mail, and it got hung up four times.

I have done some research about finding another provider in this area, but there are few options. The other two providers I’ve found want to charge more money for much slower speeds. It would be great if the Omaha area had a variety of options for Internet service. It might get the current providers to do a better job as well.