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Al Franken Jokes, But Google Fiber Is No Laughing Matter

March 12, 2010View for printing

Now U.S. Senator Al Franken has been enlisted to lobby Google in a bid by two midwestern cities to get free upgrades to gigabit internet connections. Comedy from the funniest man in Congress may give the towns of Duluth and Superior an edge in the increasingly clownish bids by municipalities across the country to win a piece of the Google action as well as bragging rights as the fastest town around. But below the surface, like where all those fiber optic cables might go, this is no laughing matter.

* By Eliot Van Buskirk

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