"More than 100 cities and counties in 43 states have official and unofficial efforts to develop a pitch for Google's fiber contest."
Cash-strapped city officials understand the competitive advantage that a high-speed broadband initiative can mean for economics, both business activity and in-migration attractiveness. It will be interesting to see how many cities with official pitches to Google continue to seek ways to fund this infrastructure when they don’t win the Google prize.
The lasting impact of GSO's effort is the subject of my upcoming newspaper column.
I think our campaign is shaping up pretty nicely, although I'd like to see big growth at the FB page and in the number of nominations. That growth should come if people and organizations already in the game pass the word around their own networks.