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“Woo” + Google = WOOGLE Google Fiber to the Community Catawba County Resolution of SupportMarch 15, 2010 Gotta Geta GIGABIT
Google Announcement (Feb 10, 2010) • Gigabit test bed to 50,000 to 500,000 homes • Transformative • New Methods • Applications • Quick Deployment and Results
Winning Message – Talking Points Data Center Corridor – In Place Lenoir Hickory 2008 1967 | 1987 | 2007
Link to Official Project Website Add link from your website today! • www.googlehickorylenoir.com • Tell the Hickory/Lenoir Story “why choose us” • Demonstrate community acceptance & support • Collect & Aggregate community input • Solicit ideas for next generation high speed applications • Mirror’s and documents official joint submission
Social Networking Initiated • Become a Fan! • Facebook Page • Woogle Hickory Lenoir! • WoogleHKYLNR
Become a Fan Invite Your Friends! Over 4200 Fans Today!
TWEET! or delegate
Take Community Survey On-line • Click on link from googlehickorylenoir.com website.
Everyone Create Videos! 60 + YouTube Videos 4,000 Views • General Public • City sponsored Video: Jackson Group Interactive • Students – • Lenoir Rhyne • “What would you do with “ridiculous” Fast Access?” • Appalachian State University • Caldwell Community College • “Hickory & Lenoir – A Technology center in NC” • Catawba Valley Community College • Highschool, Middle, Elementary, Homeschoolers • ST Stephens student video – “elearning” YouTube Channel: Gottagetagigabit
Involve Community & Business Leaders • Healthcare • Industry • Small Business • Education • Government • Civic Groups • Fire and Rescue • Utilities • General population Caldwell County Schools Home Schools City of Hickory Catawba County Schools
Encourage groups and individuals to submit Google applications http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options
Demographics & Utilities • Aggregating data for defined geographic area • Working with Council of Government • Public works • Economic Development Councils
Hickory / Lenoir Official Application • DUE : March 26th
Community Support Initiatives • Town Hall Meetings • Student Campaign to Encourage Support and Application Ideas • “Man on the Street” Support Campaign • Think Tank Meetings involving diverse representation from the community, business, and healthcare fields. • Numerous Gigabit Discussion Opportunities • Media – Newspapers, Newsletters, Editorials, Radio Shows, TV appearances. • Email Campaign
Think Tanks • How Gigabit Services Will Create New Opportunities & Applications
Hickory Town Hall
Healthcare Nonprofit Small Biz Large Biz Education Gov Caldwell County Schools Catawba County Schools
“Woo” + Google = WOOGLE Google Fiber to the Community Catawba County Resolution of Support Gotta Geta GIGABIT