Google advised City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz today that there would be a delay in deciding the community or communities in which Google would set up its experimental ultra high-speed broadband network. Google said it had planned to announce its selection by the end of this year, but the level of interest exceeded its expectations – nearly 1,100 communities across the country entered the contest.

“To be clear, we’re not re-opening our selection process,” said Milo Medin, vice president of Access Services for Googel, “but simply need
more time to decide than we had anticipated. Stay tuned for an
announcement in early 2011.” 

Evanston submitted its application to be considered for the project in March.