Saturday, March 27, 2010


"Ready, willing and able"

People hold signs over their heads as they spell out "Google" along Forbes Avenue between Ross and Grant streets.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and residents celebrated "Google Day" this afternoon by spelling out the company name for a photo Downtown to help boost its chances to host Google's experimental high-speed Internet network.

The city launched a campaign against more than 600 other applicants on March 17 with the website and the slogan "Ready, willing and able."

Mayor Ravenstahl said Google will pick a city in about four months that demonstrates enthusiasm for the project, which has given some creative license to applicants - maybe the mayor’s name will change to “Mayor Googlestahl”.

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