My Town Won't Get Google's 1-Gig

1:25 PM -- I already figured that my humble home of Highlands Ranch, Colo., had little to no shot at getting selected for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s 1-Gig experiment, but based on what else I've seen lately, I'll go ahead and strike "little" from the record. (See Google Jumps Into Gigabit FTTH and My Town Wants Google 1-Gig! )

Seattle's TechFlash thinks Highlands Ranch's pitch to the Big G was among the five worst that it's seen. [Ed note: Hat tip to Bill Menezes of VisiTech PR for pointing it out.]

Getting onto that list wasn't easy, considering Google claims to have gotten more than 600 responses from communities that want to drink from Google's 1-Gig tap. (See Googlemania!)

But here's one cringe-inducing way to do it:

I do give my town points for trying. I get the wholesomeness angle (I do like living here. It's a beautiful place with nice people, so please, Highlands Ranchers, don't banish me!), but I don't quite get how the guy rockin' the ape suit would actually help convince Google that this is the place to conduct its big broadband experiment.

But I give my vote to Fresno, Calif., as the best of the worst -- a rap to express its Google love? Creative, anyway.

The other towns that got the dubious honor: Scott County, Minn.; Topeka, Kan.; Greensboro, N.C.; and Anderson, Ind.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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