MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison is among cities around the country trying to persuade Google to test its new fiber-optic network which is expected to be more than 100 times faster than current Internet connections.
Madison officials say the Google Fiber network could bring more than 1,000 jobs and $97 million in infrastructure investment to the city.
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the city has a "tech-savvy, engaged population" and is already home to a Google office.
Google says it's looking for wide community support and readiness. The company says it doesn't want to spend time dealing with right-of-way issues or objections from neighborhoods that aren't crazy about having Google tear up streets to install its network.