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Cities and counties campaigning to land Google fiber-optic network

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With two weeks to go, municipalities across the country are rolling out attention-grabbing campaigns to convince Google that it should build its much-anticipated fiber-optic network in their backyard.

The latest entry to the high-speed Internet lottery is Greenville County in South Carolina with its “We are feeling lucky” campaign.

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“We’re all going to make history by forming the world’s first and longest human Google chain in a massive nighttime community-created event called ‘Google on Main’ in downtown Greenville,” the site says. “Warning: Hundreds or perhaps thousands of glowsticks may be harmed during this event.”

This is one tech-savvy place. There’s a YouTube channel featuring citizen videos and a Twitter hashtag: #LuckyGVL.

Wonder what the folks in Topeka, er, Google, Kan., think?

-- Jessica Guynn


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