There is a huge, colorful banner hanging out front of city hall that says something like "Bring Google To Winston-Salem" with its web address: winstongooglesalem.com
The website says:
March 23 is the official Winston-Salem "Google Day" when you can show your interest in becoming a community with ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet service! Offer a Google special-of-the day at your business; decorate your yard, your car, your storefront; sing a song; make an "I want Google" video, Share YOUR photos of what you did for Google Day on facebook; wear Google colors to work!
The official RFI response, along with Google's own internal metrics, will be the critical elements in this decision.
Public response is said to be a factor, and I think GSO's grassroots efforts make a better statement than orchestrated stunts and paid-for publicity. But I do wonder what we're getting for our PR money, which so far seems to have bought less than other cities have managed.