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Ocean City ‘gets’ the Internet

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

Award sealAccording to Google, Ocean City “gets” the Internet. he Town of Ocean City has another award to add to the trophy mantle, as Google recently named the resort town the 2015 eCity of Maryland award winner. The Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state, according to Google’s website.

“We know that more than 50 percent of people get information online and our local business owners do a great job connecting virtually with our visitors and our residents to promote all of the wonderful things Ocean City has to offer,” said Ocean City Mayor, Richard Meehan.  “This is a terrific honor and another positive example of how our community is thriving, both online and off.”

This is the second eCity award for Ocean City, who also received the award from Google in 2013.  According to Google, the company worked with an independent research firm, IPSOS, to analyze the online strength of local small businesses in cities in all 50 states.  The city with the highest scores in each state was designated a 2015 Google eCity.  

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