Topeka, the tiny State Capital of Kansas has renamed itself Google - yep, it's true for a limited time the City of Google will be on the map - I wonder if Redmond, VA might do Microsoft the same honour.
Whilst it may seem frivolous there is a a sound economic reason for doing so, and one that should have every Telco in the developed world sitting up and paying very serious attention. Google is building it's own Gigabit metropolitan fibre networks and Topeka wants it to do that roll out there, and why not? With the initial roll out of 50,000 likely to be a success Google says its target id to roll out to half a million homes across the US.
This is one of the first serious telecoms infrastructure roll outs of the 21st century and it's not being funded by a Telco... Or is it?!