Google Becomes A City?

Posted on March 4, 2010

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About a month ago, Google released plans to roll out a 1-gigabit-per-second internet plan to customers. Supposedly the ultra-fast connection will be available to 50,000 to 500,000 customers in the initial test. However, Google didn’t specify which areas would be getting the new connection.

But a small city in Kansas wants in. In fact, the city of Topeka, Kansas has now changed it’s name to “Google” for the next month, in order to try and convince the company to provide them with the enhanced connection, which–by the way– is 100 times faster than the average high-speed internet connection.

Of course, the city’s name is still officially Topeka, because lawyers claimed that they wouldn’t be able to officially change it for just one month (or did they just think it was insane?) but the mayor of the city still encourages people to call the place “Google, Kansas” for the month of March.

This isn’t even the first time that the city has tried pulling a stunt like this, because apparently back in 1998 they changed the name to “ToPikachu”. Yes– they named the capital city of Kansas after a video game character.

Welcome To Kansas!

Just one more way that Google is ruling the world.

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