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Spokane wants Google gigabit

From Staff Reports

The city of Spokane is trying to line up citizen support to become a test site for high-speed broadband service compliments of Google.

Officials said Wednesday they’re asking residents to write letters or e-mails of support to Google, the Web giant that announced it will pick several cities as test sites for gigabit fiber-optic networks.

Google announced last month that it will build and test high-speed city networks in one or more places around the country. Google officials say the system can deliver Internet connections 100 times faster than existing providers.

Backers can e-mail their support to or join the Facebook group “Hey Google, Pick Spokane.”

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