Topeka (Sorta) Changes Its Name To Google, In Blatant Suck Up For Fiber
from the we're-still-in-kansas,-toto dept
Of course, cities renaming themselves after tech companies isn't all that new. Over a decade ago, some town in Oregon renamed itself Half.com in a PR stunt by the startup (which was later bought by eBay). And, a few years ago, a small town in Texas renamed itself Dish, Texas after EchoStar's Dish Network, in exchange for every house in the town getting a free DVR and free satellite TV for 10 years. But this is the first time I've heard of a city pre-emptively (sorta) renaming itself to curry favor with a company.
But, if it works... I'm more than willing to rename my house Chez Google, if it means 1 gigabit per second fiber. Hell, I'm pretty sure I could convince all of the neighbors on my street to rename our street Google Ave. Just let us know...