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Pittsburgh searches for Google

Pittsburgh, PA -

PITTSBURGH, PA (NBC) - The City of Pittsburgh is working overtime to let the world's most popular search engine know they're wanted in the steel city.

This week marks the deadline for cities trying to become Google's test-site for a new ultra high-speed network.

The mayor of Pittsburgh has asked city employees, downtown workers, and university students to wear black and gold and gather downtown. The idea is to spell out the word "Google" in the downtown streets.

Pittsburgh is one of a handful of cities trying to become the search engine's guinea pig. Google says the new broadband service should be 100 times faster than the Internet connections currently available.

Google hopes to announce the city of it's choice by the end of 2010.

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