Councilman Steven Fulop Announces Jersey City as Competitor for Google's
Ultra High-Speed Network
Largest and most diverse municipality in New Jersey wants to bring ultra high-speed internet test
network to residents. City feels economic and demographic mix warrants the test.
Jersey City, NJ, March 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Councilman Fulop Calls On All Jersey City Residents To
Councilman Steven Fulop (Ward E) is both proud and excited to announce a call to action for residents of
Jersey City to help bring ultra-high-speed broadband networks to the City as part of a test program
announced by Google. Google believes the networks can deliver internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second -
about 100 times faster than the connection most Americans have today. More information about the
program can be found on Google's Blog.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Jersey City and we cannot let it pass us by,” said Councilman
Steven Fulop. “Jersey City fits the criteria perfectly. More important than anything is the immense benefit
a test like this could have on the middle and working class communities in our City.”
Jersey City has a population of more than 240,000 and it is also the most diverse city in the state with
populations from many ethnic groups including African-American, Indian, Asian, Puerto Rican, Filipino,
and more. Jersey City, which is often called The Sixth Borough, and Wall Street West because of its
proximity to Manhattan, is also home to both blue collar and white collar workers and everyone in
between. There is a growing artist population as well. Each of these groups would benefit significantly
from the access that Google's ultra high-speed network would bring.
“I am committed to working with the administration and the Council of Jersey City to coordinate the best
possible application,” continued Councilman Fulop. “This is the type of program we can focus on to help
build positive progress, and a better name for Jersey City. I hope every resident will fill out the online
form to help bring this opport