Topeka, Kansas, or at least the city that used to be called Topeka, has a new name: Google. On Monday, Topeka’s 79-year-old mayor, Bill Bunten, signed a proclamation to temporarily call the city “Google” in hopes of convincing Google to test its “Fiber For Communities” ultrafast Internet connection program in Topeka. Google, I mean.
For "Fiber for Communities," Google will test ultra-high-speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Topeka made its non-official name change by proclamation this week in an effort to bring particular attention to its "Fiber for Communities" application, which it submitted in February.
"It's just fun. We're having a good time of [the name change,]" said Mayor Bill Bunten. He also told CNN that the name change was definitely not permanent. "We are very proud of our city, and Topeka is an Indian word, which means 'a good place to grow potatoes.' We're not going to change that."
100 times faster than any present in-home Internet connection? I'd move to Topeka... uh, Google.