It’s April Fools day, and if you didn’t catch it yet … Google has renamed itself “Topeka”. Why? If you didn’t catch it on the news a while back, Google is looking for communities to do experimental deployment of 1GB Fiber networks at a competitive price for consumers. Over 1100 cities applied, many with some creative video appeals on YouTube (see Westlake Village’s 2 minute video as an example at http://youtube.com/watch?v=rw1f4UJOd2E).
As part of all this, cities did an assortment of PR efforts — including Topeka, Kansas renaming itself for the day “Google, Kansas”. Today, Google decided to turn the tables, and rename themselves on their home page at least Topeka. See http://www.google.com