Milwaukee Urged Go Tell Google

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Clear Channel Outdoor is donating a digital billboard to the City of Milwaukee to help promote the City as a contender for the new Google fiber-optic test project.

The campaign launched Monday on the southeast corner of N. 25th St. and W. Clybourn St.

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. joined Mayor Tom Barrett to unveil a new digital billboard ad campaign donated by Clear Channel Outdoor.

The campaign is designed very simply to promote the City of Milwaukee as a contender for the new Google fiber-optic test project.

President Hines told us “Clear Channel Outdoor has very generously offered their promotional abilities to help alert Milwaukee residents to the Google project. This coordinated effort between the city and local businesses helps demonstrate the valuable market Milwaukee could be for Google,”

Google has said it plans to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country and city officials have indicated the project could create hundreds of jobs and bring tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure investment.

Google is encouraging people to go to their website to tell them why they think their community should be selected for the project.

Mayor Barrett said “Google is looking for resident feedback and community interest; we are thankful to Clear Channel Outdoor for helping us generate that interest.”

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