San Luis Obispo is considering becoming a part of test program that would bring ultra-fast Internet to the city residents. Google, Inc. is looking for cities to check out its new Internet system that would clock in at 100 times faster than what most users now experience. If Google’s claims are true, the project could provide downloads up to 1 gigabit per second. Such speeds would presumably draw high-tech businesses to the area, as well as keep more college-age males off the street.
“We’re looking into it,” said Christine Dietrick, San Luis Obispo city attorney. “We’ll see how real it is and if it is as beneficial as it sounds. It sounds like a great opportunity.”
A Facebook group, Bring Google Fiber to San Luis Obispo, CA!, already boasts 1,167 members, making it reportedly the largest group trying to lure Google to its town on the social networking site.