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Town hall Wednesday for Kalamazoogle

March 22, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Promoters of Kalamazoo's bid to be a Google fiber optic community are holding a town hall meeting Wednesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vine Neighborhood Association, 511 W Vine St, Kalamazoo. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Members of the Kalamazoogle team will be there to talk about the project, why it is good for the area, and how people in the community can help. Western Michigan University is a major partner in Kalamazoo's bid, which is also being supported by many area businesses and organizations and by the city of Portage and Kalamazoo and Oshtemo townships.

Kalamazoo is competing against hundreds of other cities throughout the nation. Winners will get a fiber-optic network capable of providing Internet access to at least 50,000 homes and businesses--access that is up to 200 times faster than what is now available.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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