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Madison bids for Google Fiber

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison joins cities from around the country in the race to become a test town for Google's new fiber-optic network.

The network, known as Google Fiber, is expected to make internet connection 100 times faster than current connections.

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz says Google Fiber could bring more than 1,000 jobs and $97 million in infrastructure investment to the city.  He also says the city has a "tech-savvy, engaged population" and is already home to a Google office.

The internet company says it's looking for wide community support and readiness.

Google is looking for communities with little objections from neighborhoods that aren't crazy about having their streets torn up to install the network.

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