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Google fiber video "like something Los Angeles would crank out"

A video to attract Google’s ultra high speed Internet access to greater Nevada City looks like “something Los Angeles would crank out,” Mayor Reinette Senum said.

Whoops and hollers rose with the lights at Nevada City Hall after the Wednesday night “world premiere” of the video, which will be posted on YouTube and submitted (along with a detailed written application) to the Google Fiber for Communities selection committee by Friday.

The video focused on Nevada County’s high-tech business leaders explaining how the fiber technology – 100 times faster than DSL or cable access – would revolutionize their operations.

It also featured clips of an eclectic March 14 rally down Broad Street – women dancing in renaissance costumes and carrying flower arcs, a folk guitarist and a man on stilts in a plush animal costume. Animated, chalkboard-style drawings in the background of the interviews illustrate the speakers’ talking points.

“Nothing matches this yet,” said 95959google initiative co-organizer John Paul, who said he’d been checking YouTube to see other cities’ submissions. “We’re going to shine like crazy.”

The video was produced by a team led by Suzanne Warren of Silver Avenue Pictures.

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