June 10th, 2014
Want Portland to have Google Fiber? Show your support at the City Council meeting, June 11
We’ve been drooling over the possibility of Google Fiber in Portland for quite some time. And that dream is getting closer and closer to reality. But it still has a few hurdles to go. Or rivers to cross. Or something. So if you’re interested in showing your support for the project, you might want to show up at Portland City Hall on Wednesday, June 11.
The City of Portland does hereby grant to Google Fiber Oregon, LLC, who is qualified to do business in Oregon, and to its successors and assigns, a franchise to construct, operate and maintain in the Streets of the City a Network to provide Broadband and Video Services, which the City of Portland has determined is consistent with the goals of the City’s adopted Broadband Strategic Plan.
While it’s not clear the exact time, there’s a pretty full docket and they have a few events that will occur at 2PM. The Google Fiber discussion is docket item 605 (PDF). So you don’t have to be there right at 9:30AM, but you might want to get there early to grab a good seat.
For more information, review the Portland City Council agenda for June 11, 2014.