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‘Hey Google’ effort to hold rally Wednesday in Spokane

Tue., March 23, 2010, 1:56 p.m.

An effort to promote Spokane as one of two Google test sites for upgraded, high-speed Web communications wants the public’s help. A group called Hey Google, Pick Spokane is staging a rally Wednesday at the Clocktower Meadow in Riverfront Park at 5:30 p.m.

The Hey Google group is trying to call attention to Spokane’s campaign to become a test site for Google’s Fiber for Communities project.

The testing would offer Web speeds up to 100 times faster than what most Americans now have.

“This is an opportunity for the city of Spokane to gain its place in the state of Washington as a hot spot for technology and information,” according to a press release from the group.

People are asked to gather at the Clocktower Meadow for a video and photo shoot.

The organization has a Web site,, and a Facebook page where more information on the effort can be found.

You can also email event organizers Nicole Hensley and Mark Simonds.

The city of Spokane is participating in the promotion.

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