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Mayor Allen Joines is reminding city residents to observe Google Day on Tuesday, March 23. Joines declared March 23 as Google Day to solicit community support for the city’s bid to be included in Google’s Fiber for Communities initiative. Successful communities will have fiber-optic Internet connections that will be more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today.

City residents are urged to wear Google colors, decorate their houses, yards, cars or store fronts, offer Google Day specials or discounts, and send photos of their observance to the city web site or post on the facebook page.

Google has announced plans to install ultra-high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. These networks will use fiber connections that transmit data at one gigabit (1 billion bits) per second. In choosing sites, Google will be evaluating community support.

For more information and ideas on how to observe Google day, visit WinstonGoogleSalem.com.

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