Mini Poll: Google St. Louis, Please


Do you consider St. Louis to be a high-tech city?


Yes, absolutely:
 18%
Yes, compared to many other cities:
 33%
No, not so much:
 40%
No, not at all:
 8%

 


Do you think that there is value in being considered a high-tech city?


Yes:
 96%
No:
 4%

 


How do you rate the broadband climate in St. Louis?


We're great:
 8%
We're OK, but not great:
 61%
We sorta suck:
 26%
We really suck:
 6%

 


Do you think the availability of super high-speed internet access would help to bring more businesses to St. Louis?


Yes, absolutely:
 69%
Yes, probably:
 23%
Probably not:
 8%

 


How do you rate the appetite in St. Louis for more and faster broadband internet access in St. Louis?


Ravenous:
 40%
Hungry:
 39%
Would take it if it were offered:
 18%
Not really interested:
 3%

 


How interested would you be in having a connection to the Internet that is 20-100 times faster than current Internet connections?


Very:
 71%
A lot:
 16%
Some:
 8%
Not that much:
 3%
Not at all:
 2%

 


Do you currently have convenient access to a connection to the Internet?


Yes, at home:
 32%
Yes, at work:
 6%
Yes, at school:
 1%
Yes, at the public library:
 0%
Yes, at more than one of those places:
 59%
No, not really:
 1%
I don't know:
 1%

 


How is your primary portal connected to the Internet?


Dial-up account:
 1%
DSL account:
 50%
Satellite account:
 1%
Cell phone network:
 2%
Wi-Fi:
 14%
Pirated from a neighbor:
 2%
Cable:
 29%
I am never connected to the Internet:
 0%

 


How reliable is your current connection to the Internet?


Very reliable:
 44%
More or less reliable:
 45%
To call it reliable really stretches the meaning of the word:
 8%
Not reliable at all:
 1%
I am off-line:
 1%

 


For which of the following reasons do you most often use the Internet?


News gathering:
 30%
Research/homework:
 15%
Pop culture monitoring:
 1%
Movies, TV, videos viewing:
 6%
Game playing:
 4%
Health diagnoses:
 0%
Social networking:
 13%
Emailing for work:
 14%
Gambling:
 0%
Porn watching:
 11%
Something else:
 7%

 


If it were available in St. Louis, would you pay for a subscription to a fiber network with super high speed (20 to 100 times faster than anything currently available) access to the Internet?


Yes:
 20%
Yes, but price would matter:
 51%
Yes, but only if the price were comparable to what I currently pay:
 23%
Probably not:
 7%

 


How much have you heard about a plan by Google to build one or more super high-speed fiber networks ("Google Fiber") somewhere in the United States to demonstrate its capability?


A lot:
 19%
Some:
 41%
Hardly anything:
 24%
Nothing at all:
 16%

 


Do you think that St. Louis should tell Google that we would be interested in having a super high-speed fiber network here?


Yes:
 33%
Hell, yes:
 67%

 


Which of the following things would you be willing to do to support St. Louis's application to Google to be its test market? (choose as many as apply)


Finish this poll:
 86%
Blog, tweet, or FB about this poll to my readers, followers, or friends:
 36%
Send an email to STLwantsfiber@gmail.com offering to help:
 30%
Upload a video of support to the You Tube account STLWantsFiber:
 11%
Attend a meeting or rally:
 27%
Design or ride in a Google parade float:
 18%
Name a future child of mine Google:
 13%
Name a current child of mine Google:
 10%

 


Do you think St. Louis should rename itself to attract Google?


Yes, but only if it is temporary:
 42%
Yes, but only if it is permanent:
 11%
No, I don't want to be a Googlian:
 47%

 


To which of the following names would you most like (or least dislike) St. Louis to temporarily change its name in order to woo Google?


St. Googlouis, Missouri:
 39%
Google, Missouri:
 11%
St. Fibrous, Missouri:
 3%
St. Louis at Gmail-Dot-Com, Missouri:
 18%
Charter, Missouri, fast and proud of it:
 5%
Something else:
 25%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.