Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a press announcement about how Baltimore City is going to try to bring Google Fiber to Baltimore. There’s already a site started where people are posting all sorts of suggestions and comments about what they think would be great about this. I personally have watched the city transition from a very strong blue collar city with a strong industrial background to a bustling hub of educational expansion and business growth. I’ve not been around for the whole ride but I’ve heard stories from many of my coworkers who’ve been here since the beginning of the change. Baltimore being part of Google’s Fiber expansion could play a crucial role in making Baltimore just as strong in the technology sector as it is in the educational sector. Not only do you have two top tier medical schools within the Baltimore City limits, you also have an exploding research community that is developing cutting edge research in biotechnology. We’re on the cusp of a Golden Age for Baltimore City and this could be the catalyst to start it.