Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google.
The unusual move is a response to Google's new "Fiber for Communities" program. Google is going to install new Internet connections in unannounced locations, giving those communities Internet speeds 100 times faster than those elsewhere, with data transfer rates faster than 1 gigabit per second. Mayor hoped the proclamation would catch Google's attention. Guess what, today Google officially changed it's name to Topeka to honor this gesture. No info on which municipalities are chosen to participate in our experimental ultra-high-speed broadband project.
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