A: The application which serves as Madison's bid for a $97 million high-speed Google fiber-optic network was due March 26, and Google has not offered a definite schedule of when applicants can expect to hear back, said Preston Austin, a leader in efforts to bring the network to Madison. He said it's expected that Google will make selections this year."
Wendy's Note: This is a worthy cause and effort especially because of how those in rural areas could benefit from the 'halo' effect of faster connection speeds in Madison. As someone living in rural Lodi area, at the end of a mile long road with no hope of ever having cable, this gets me excited about the opportunity. Follow progress on madfiber.net. In the picture: Marivic Valencia (www.valenciapr.com) is a tech savy public relations and social media consultant who supports this initiative.