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Gaga for Google

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MADISON (WKOW) --Madison's Mayor and other lead members of the city's Google Fiber application project held a pizza-eating-press-conference on Friday to show their support for the application.

"It tells Google we're the kind of community that's really exciting about this," said Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.

The owners of Roman Candle made a special pizza high in fiber, just like the fiber-optic internet network, they say.

Google is selecting one city -- possibly more -- to test its ultra-fast fiber internet network.  The company would wire every home in the city to its network at no charge.

Cities across the country have been putting on impressive shows of display to catch Google's attention.

In Greenville, South Carolina, they held a rally with colored lights.

In Duluth, Sen. Al Franken made a personal plea.

In Vermont, they produced a video with special effects.

Here's the official Google announcement video calling on cities to submit proposals.


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