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Google has not published its decision criteria for the Google Fiber project. They have given some hints, and everyone probably has their own thoughts about what the criteria might be. These are my thoughts:
1. Benefits to Google
2. Benefits to the chosen community

Of course, these are very general, so I suggest these more specific criteria:
1. Interest and dedication shown by the local leadership.
2. Interest and dedication shown by the local community.
3. Ability and resources of the applicant to work with Google on implementing the project.
4. Creativity and feasibility of specific proposed applications for Google Fiber.
5. Financial and technical resources of the local community to implement the project jointly with Google. (In part this may mean local commitments- govt, NGO’s, businesses, individuals- of dollars to the project).
6. Diversity of the community- a. not too big, not too small, b. not too little technology, not too much, c. not too rich, not too poor.

I’d like to encourage the community to think about all of these, and to continue to build our case until Google’s final decision. We should show our interest, knowledge, ideas, and resources throughout this period. After all, the Web is dynamic. Our application is in, but everything on the Net when Google evaluates us strengthen of our case– more YouTubes, more letters from supporters, more application ideas, ongoing expressions of interest on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.

Let’s keep it going…!!!!!

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Google Trends showed that search for “Google Fiber Memphis” was the 2nd most frequent of ALL searches in the USA. It was 9th most frequent when this image was captured).
Google Trends shows "Google Fiber Memphis" as 9th most frequent search term in USA

Check out Memphis Google Fiber on Twitter:

#memphisgoogle on Twitter

Check out Memphis Google Fiber on Facebook:

Google Fiber for Memphis, TN

Go to this page and nominate Memphis for Google Fiber:

https://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options

DO IT NOW!! Thank you!

Note- you need a Google or GMail ID. These are free and easy to get. Just go to GMail.com and sign up.

Check out all the articles and blog posts supporting Memphis’ bid for Google Fiber. They are all over the Internet, “in Memphis and beyond!…” Old media, new media, reporters, bloggers, linkers…
https://memphisgooglefiberyes.wordpress.com/memphis-google/

Check out the YouTubes supporting Memphis bid for Google Fiber. There’s a whole bunch, from the Mayor, from the President of the University of Memphis, from the Church Health Center, from the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking… and many others. https://memphisgooglefiberyes.wordpress.com/youtube-posts/