In March 2011 the Mayor of Topeka renamed the city Google in a lame attempt to attract free high speed internet for the town from Google. Not surprising, except to Mayor Bunten, it didn't work.
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Google initiated a program called "Fiber for Communities" in which it would install high speed internet for a town's residents in excess of speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Desperate for the attention it would bring to his political career -- and to a lesser extent the town -- Topeka, Kansas, United States. Mayor Bill Bunten changed the city's name to Google, Kansas for the month of March.
Yeah...it didn't work.
But as an April Fool's Joke, Google temporarily changed its named to Topeka.
Bad PR move by the City of Topeka.
Kansas City is still the winner.
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