When I first heard the name “Rancho Cucamonga,” I couldn’t believe that was an actual city. Now after hearing the Google Fiber contest inspired name, “Rancho Googlemonga,” I couldn’t help but to laugh out loud. As an Orange County web design company, Urban Geko is constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices in the field of design. This ensures that our work encapsulate a timeless quality by generating design solutions that effectively help our clients succeed. Since Google first emerged in 1998, they have introduced the world to a myriad of technological advancements that have drastically changed the rules of human interaction; their latest development being the Google Fiber project.
After Google announced the contest on February 10, 2010, which urged communities to compete for a test run of their ultra-high speed broadband network, they were bombarded with outlandish stunts from cities across the nation. From changing their city name to swimming with sharks to singing anthems, communities have been doing everything they can to get Google’s attention. And for good reason.
The ultra-high speed broadband network will be available for free to up to 500,000 people in one or more selected communities. The Fiber project promises to deliver internet speeds that will be 100 times faster than what we experience currently at an astonishing 1 gigabit per second. This rate would allow us access to unprecedented online functions such as downloading full length feature films in a matter of minutes that would have normally taken several hours.
Besides these new remarkable functionalities, Google’s mission is to also use this trial run as a means to brainstorm new apps, test new deployment techniques in regards to fiber networks, and provide users with an “open access” network which will give users the choice of multiple service providers.
With the contest deadline having passed last week, the technology giant promises to announce its winner(s) at the end of this year. As a website design firm, we can only imagine the possibilities that will materialize from the Fiber project. Internet users will be able to discover our Orange County graphic design firm in lighting fast speed. Until then, we wish Rancho Googlemonga good luck!