said by davidhoffman:
It is primarily designed to allow Google web application engineers to have a large enough experimental base to try out new ideas that require very large bandwidth among a relatively large base of subscribers. Google has said that this first fiberhood rally will not be the only chance for the fiberhoods to get enough people to sign up. They needed an indication of who was really interested in Google Fiber. The areas that are greened up by the deadline of 9 September 2012, form the first phase of signups that are activated. Google indicated that there would be a second rally for areas in KCKS and KCMO not listed in the first rally. After that would come the other small cities nearby that have signed on. Then there would probably be the second chance rally for areas that failed to meet the quota the first time. There has been a lot of criticism of the 25% requirement. Why was there not a 15% or 20% option for quotas?
Because by 2 years the entire city will be covered anyways?
The rallies are merely for who gets Google Fiber FIRST. Not who gets it at all.--
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