Mayor John Engen said Missoula will indeed respond to Google with a proposal that this city be a test site for super-duper fast broadband networks.
“We need to keep swinging at the pitches,” Engen said.
He said this coming Tuesday he’ll visit with his staff about scheduling a community meeting in short order to get interested folks around the table — and hear as many ideas as possible to get a strong application out the door.
Engen said when the idea first arose, IT director Carl Horton told him it’d be great for Missoula to toss its name in the hat. He’s heard from a handful of other folks, but he said no campaign is necessary.
“We’re on it. It’s great.”
— Keila Szpaller