#A2Fiber Flash Mob At AAGoogleFest, Featuring Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje [VIDEO]

“Ann Arbor Google Fiber, ain’t Nothing any finer,” was a chant that was performed by a mob of a couple of hundred people at the Diag in Ann Arbor.  The mob was there in support of A2Fiber (Twitter hashtag: #a2fiber).  Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje gave a speech about how important it would be to get Google fiber to be installed in the city.  He even made a jab at the mayor of Duluth Don Ness for jumping in a freezing cold lake [video of that].

Google has made proposals to install ultra high-speed fiber networks across several communities in the U.S.  The network would provide about 100 times the speed of DSL and cable connections.  The City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan have teamed up on the A2Fiber organization.  By having access to high speed networks, it may provide tremendous opportunity for business innovation and entrepreneurship to the city of Ann Arbor.

[AnnArbor.com has additional coverage of the event here]

[The Official Google Blog has additional details about Google Fiber here]

*For those of you that are curious what kind of camera I used, it was a Nikon Coolpix S560.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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    If Google can adapt this initiative by installing Fiber-Optic-Cabling to extend dsl and download speeds to rural locations, then we must embrace change and herald a new beginning for a problem that was long in the coming. “Well Done – Gogol”!

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