Longmont Mayor Invites Google Fiber to Longmont Colorado
High-Tech Business Leaders Invite Google to Longmont
Longmont's high-tech industry leaders are encouraging Google to build it's ultra-high speed fiber network in Longmont. In an open letter mailed to the Google selection team, executives from Amgen, Intrado, Unisyn, Seagate, RidgeviewTel, Xilinx and DigitalGlobe - all Longmont-based companies - invite Google to join them in Longmont for the many reasons they have located in the city. In their letter they cite Longmont's reliable and affordable electric utility, the talented employee base and of course the incredible views and high quality of life. "We believe there is no better location for Google to build its first open access fiber to the home, ultra-high speed broadband network than in Longmont," they write. "Come to Longmont - we did."
Colorado Senate President Endorses Longmont's Google Bid
Colorado Senate President (and Longmont resident) Brandon Shaffer has joined Longmont's effort to encourage Google to build it's ultra-high speed fiber network in Longmont. In a letter mailed to Google headquarters Shaffer lists several of Longmont's attributes that Google should consider in their search for their test site community including Longmont's 17-mile fiber ring, the limited bureaucracy in the City, and its highly educated population. "With the incredible mountain views, high quality of life, being one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live and an All America City," he writes, "I believe that Longmont, Colorado, is your best choice to locate and partner with to create the shared vision of providing ultra high-speed broadband to the home."
The Town of Lyons (population 1,900) represented by Mayor Julie Van Domelen, has joined Longmont's effort to encourage Google to build it's ultra-high speed fiber network in Longmont. In a letter mailed to the Google selection team, Van Domelen lists several of Longmont's attributes, including its strong infrastructure, technical support and exceptional access to utility rights of way.
"The Town of Lyons has had a cooperative and constructive relationship with Longmont for many years" writes Van Domelen. "We feel that Longmont is the kind of Colorado Front Range community that will yield, and share, demonstrable results readily."