TOPEKA | The capital city of Kansas will be referred to for the month of March as "Google, Kansas — the capital city of fiber optics."
Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday calling for the temporary name in an effort to convince Google to make Topeka a test site for an ultrafast Internet connection.
Bunten said he hoped the move would set Topeka apart from other cities vying for Google's attention, which include Grand Rapids, Mich., and Baton Rouge, La.
City attorney Jackie Williams said the city couldn't change its name to Google for a short time and then change it back. But he saw no problem with a proclamation calling for Topeka to be referred to as "Google."