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Big Gig Austin Press Conference

On March 9, a joint press conference was held between the Austin City Council and the Big Gig Austin Initiative to announce the unveiling of the website, and the public effort in support of the Google RFI.

Austin City Councilmember and Council Committee for Emerging Technologies and Telecommunications Laura Morrison spoke at the press conference.

Also speaking were Councilmember and Emerging Tech committee member Chris Riley, and Big Gig Austin co-founder Chip Rosenthal.

Advisories and Statements

City View - Mar. 12, 2010 - City of Austin news video.

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman Builds Website for Austin City Aimed at Luring Google’s ‘Big Gig’ Fiber Project - LBJ School news release. Mar. 11, 2010.

Statement at the "Big Gig Austin" Press Conference - Press statement by Chip Rosenthal. Mar. 9, 2010.

City encourages community to help bring Google pilot project to Austin - City of Austin press release. Mar. 9, 2010.

Austin - the best host city for Google's gigabit project - City Manager's Update. Mar. 8, 2010.

Media Clippings

News reports on the local Big Gig Austin effort.

Mar 27, 2010

Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park make bids for Google broadband project - Austin American-Statesman

Mar 23, 2010

Help make Google search lead to Austin - Austin American-Statesman, Editorial

Mar 19, 2010

City Hall Hustle: Austin Interacts - Austin Chronicle

Mar 11, 2010

Austin aims for Google’s high-speed Web service - Daily Texan (link broken, cached copy)

Mar 10, 2010

Getting Google fiber to Austin - KVUE News (TV)

Filmmaker recruited for Google fight - KXAN News (TV)

Residents encouraged to nominate Austin for Google’s broadband pilot project - Community Impact Newspaper

Residents asked to help Austin vie for Google fiber - Austin Business Journal

Mar 9, 2010

City wants public help to bring Google project to Austin - KVUE News (TV)

Central TX wants fastest Internet - KXAN News (TV)

City Wants Google Broadband Network - KTBC News (TV)

Austin Appeals for Help in Google Gig Bid - KUT News (radio)

Austin Goes Gaga for Google Gigabit - KUT News, "Changing Austin" Interview

Community Can Pitch For Google Broadband Via Big Gig Austin - Austinist (online)

Austin leaders show off Web site to woo Google’s network - Austin American-Statesman, Business Blog

Austin leaders seeking community support for Google application - Austin American-Statesman, Business Blog

Austin enters bidding for Google's Internet pilot - Austin Business Journal

Feb 26, 2010

Austin’s Google Gigabit efforts get organized online - Austin American-Statesman, Digital Savant Blog

Feb 25, 2010

Austin Council Plans to Petition Google for Broadband - KTBC News (TV)

Feb 17, 2010

Austin to make bid for Google's high-speed broadband project - Austin American-Statesman

Feb 12, 2010

Internet at 100 times current speed - KXAN News (TV)

Feb 11, 2010

Google Searching for a Home for Gigabit Network - KUT News (radio)