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Old 03-12-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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I think Durham has a much better organized effort. Their web materials look slick and they have 3 times the amount of fans for their facebook page than Raleigh. I dare say if anyone in the Triangle gets selected, I may very well be Durham.

Better get going people!
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC are in the hunt for this also.

Town of Chapel Hill : News Releases : Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC to Apply for Google Fiber for Communities
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Is there a durham FB page? I can't find it...
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Is there a durham FB page? I can't find it...
Bring Google Fiber to Durham (Link) 1,998 Fans

Bring Google Fiber to Chapel Hill (Link) 838 fans

Bring Google Fiber to Raleigh (Link) 800 fans
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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I think Durham has a much better organized effort. Their web materials look slick and they have 3 times the amount of fans for their facebook page than Raleigh. I dare say if anyone in the Triangle gets selected, I may very well be Durham.

Better get going people!
Agree! Durham has done a great job & stands a better chance. Raleigh's is weak!
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I think it would help if we had a cool video on YouTube for Raleigh. Any thoughts?

We could video my laptop up and downloading from Earthlink at up at lightning fast speed of 336 kbps and down of 4678kbps, they'd be knocking on the door asking where to lay the cable by the time my system had finished uploading. We need help!
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Durham is better than Raleigh in all aspects (food, non-urban jungle, vibe), and thus, Google knows this and will act accordingly!
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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perhaps the Triangle needs to change the name to 'Google Triangle Park' to stand any chance - same as Sarasota is renaming to Google Island
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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Or WRAL could change its name to Google TV!
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