Stuff You Might Have Missed: Will Google Test Its Broadband in DC?

by February 15, 2010 at 5:53 am 1,707 1 Comment

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You had to find something to do: This guy dug a snow cave last week near his house in the U Street area.

Other things happened over the past 10 days besides snow. Some stuff anyway. Here is stuff you might have missed–but shouldn’t have.

Bring Google ultra-high speed broadband test pilot to DC. DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) has an online petition you can sign “to express your support for bringing Google broadband to the District of Columbia.” Cheh wants Google to test its ultra-high speed broadband service in DC so that residents will have more options. Google has announced that it plans to test ultra-high speed broadband internet service in one or more trial locations. Hat tip to Susie Cambria who has more info at her blog.

Clean fire hydrants and storm drains: Please. The DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) “is making a plea to all able-bodied District residents to clear snow from the fire hydrants and storm drains near your home or business. Our fire department needs ready access to fire hydrants in an emergency; and melting snow has nowhere to go when our storm drains are blocked, which means it can pool and freeze, creating additional traveling hazards. ”

Video from Wednesday morning’s blizzard. On Wednesday morning, Joel Lawson said he “plowed into the storm… walking through the 35 mph winds of this ‘second wave’ to capture a few scenes, including Swann Street (including alley shots), 14th Street, 15th Street and finally over to Dupont Circle.” Watch the video.

Burger and beer place coming to 14th Street. The Prince of Petworth reports that a a burger and beer garden type of place is coming to the former Garden District space on the northeast corner of 14th and S Streets NW.

“Snowy Stoney’s” time-lapse video. The Washington Post has a wonderful time-lapse video taken in front of Stoney’s on the 1400 block of P Street NW on Tuesday evening.


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