Google changes it's name to Topeka
[Best Syndication News] Google had planned to implement super fast up to 1 gigabit per second Internet connections in unannounced communities. The cities all wanted to have the fast Internet connection in their city. So Topeka, Kansas mayor thought the best way to get Google to chose them was to change their city name Topeka to Google for a month.
Of course the competition is fierce from cities across the country wanting the high speed Internet installed in their hometown. Duluth, Minnesota came up with a spoof to change their residents names to Google. Google accepted inquiries from cities up until March 26th. They will select either a community or communities by the end of the year.
Since it is April Fool's Day, Google decided to joke around with the city by switching their corporation to Topeka. The link on the 'Topeka' image on google.com you are able to read a letter by Eric Schmidt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Topeka Inc., which explains why they decided to become Topeka Inc.
In the letter Schmidt writes, “In fact, Topeka Google Mayor Bill Bunten expressed it best: “Don’t be fooled. Even Google recognizes that all roads lead to Kansas, not just yellow brick ones.”
It looks like the ploy of Topeka changing it's name to Google might have won them a ticket to blazing fast Internet in their city. But maybe not because at the closing of the letter Schmidt writes, “Finally, we want to be clear that this initiative is a one-shot deal that will have no bearing on which municipalities are chosen to participate in our experimental ultra-high-speed broadband project, to which Google, Kansas has been just one of many communities to apply.”
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