The Google fiber deadline is today

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Cities across the country will be turning in their applications Friday to Google as they seek to be picked for the company's ultra-high speed broadband network. Center Maryland's Tom Loveland (also CEO of Mind Over Machines) is Baltimore's volunteer "Google Czar."

Now is the time for everyone who supports this initiative to show their support for Google picking Baltimore as one of the trial locations to deploy 1 Gbps, fiber optic connections directly to people's homes. Become a Facebook fan. Follow the effort on Twitter. Put yourself on the map and your company's logo on the list of supporters at

Check out the latest show of support -- a letter from Senators Cardin and Mikulski sent to Google yesterday.

Google is judging cities on everything from the creativity of their ideas, to the level of support from residents, businesses and others. Center Maryland sees this as an amazing opportunity, not just for Baltimore, but for all of the state. Just a couple of minutes of effort can help demonstrate our commitment.
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