Pawlenty declares Friday 'Google Twin Ports Day'In a last effort to bring super-high-speed Internet fiber to Duluth, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is officially declaring Friday “Google Twin Ports Day.”
In a last effort to bring super-high-speed Internet fiber to Duluth, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is officially declaring Friday “Google Twin Ports Day.”
Friday also marks the deadline for cities to submit requests for information to Google, which has said it will choose a city or cities to install Internet connection lines at 500 to 1,000 times the speed that is currently being offered.
“We greatly appreciate Gov. Pawlenty’s support of Duluth’s nomination,” Duluth Mayor Don Ness said in a statement. “We have seen outstanding support from business leaders and elected officials from across the political spectrum — Gov. Pawlenty, Sen. Franken and Sen. Klobuchar have all been supportive of Duluth’s nomination. The partnership with the governor’s office strengthens our effort to very quickly and effectively implement this network, if we’re chosen by Google.”
Ness will be on Pawlenty’s WCCO 830 radio show on Friday from 9-10 a.m.