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Google Fiber franchise wins approval from Portland City Council -- Here's what's next

June 12, 2014View for printing

Portland commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Google Fiber's franchise agreement with the city, the biggest milestone to date in the company's plan to bring hyperfast Internet service to the city.

"It is such a good fit with who we are and who we will be in this city," said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, joining his four colleagues on the city council in enthusiastically endorsing the project.

By Mike Rogoway |

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