Evanston, which earlier this year was one of nearly 1,100 communities to apply to be the site of an experimental ultra high-speed broadband network proposed by Google, will have to wait a while longer to learn whether it’s been selected.

Evanston, which earlier this year was one of nearly 1,100 communities to apply to be the site of an experimental ultra high-speed broadband network proposed by Google, will have to wait a while longer to learn whether it’s been selected.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz this morning received an e-mail message from the new head of Google’s access services project, saying the company’s announcing that it won’t make its deadline of this month for deciding what town or towns will be chosen for the project.

Word from Google’s Milo Medin now is that the announcement will be coming “in early 2011.” 

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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