Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pittsburgh Goes Google High Speed Internet Fiber Network

One more day to register your support!

No city in America could be a better place to investigate the potential of ultrafast Internet connections than Pittsburgh. Google Inc. need look no further as it tries to find the right community where it would deliver Internet services directly to homes at speeds of one gigabit per second. Pittsburgh has innovators who have pioneered computer networks and Internet applications, it has a government poised to support rapid deployment of infrastructure and it has Pittsburghers with a diverse set of needs, opinions and interests.

The City of Pittsburgh, working with local universities and other organizations, is preparing a proposal to convince Google to select Pittsburgh for this exciting new experiment. But Pittsburgh won't be selected if Google doesn't hear from you, the potential users of this new ultrafast network.

Here's how you can help. This site and Google's formal response site provide ways for individuals and organizations to express their ideas and their support for this project. Please check the sections below to learn more about how you can help. And please do so now. Google wants your response by March 26. Pittsburgh needs your response!

What does this mean to Pittsburgh? Learn more about the Google project.


The Pittsburgh Art Blog

pittsburgh galleries is reborn anew as The Pittsburgh Art Blog. the blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20, 2007.

pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site

the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh art advocate rick byerly,