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About Us: We are enthusiastic supporters of Gigabit Internet deployment in Charlotte
Charlotte Hearts Gigabit is a grassroots team of entrepreneurs and tech geeks who believe a Gigabit Internet infrastructure will be great for Charlotte. Our mission is to advocate for Gigabit and Digital Transformation in Charlotte. We keep the community updated on progress through a monthly newsletter, hold public educational events, encourage community collaboration and digital inclusion, and foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and the next generation of Internet apps being a Gig City. This grassroots community strongly supports the need for fast, affordable, and reliable broadband Internet in our daily lives. We're planning to extend our reach beyond Charlotte, starting with Gaston Co. Read more about us here.
July 29 Gigabit Lunch 'n Learn at Technekes (closed event)
Sept 17 Gig WOW Experience at DC74, open to the public (details coming soon)
Google Fiber begins construction in Charlotte. Details here.
Queens University job position: Digital Inclusion Project Manager
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Time Warner Cable Internet speed increases for Charlotte: Website
Digital Charlotte: Digital Media Literacy for Everyone: Website
Spinning Charlotte's Fiber Web: Blog series
Getting Gigabit in your community: Download the 10 things to do.
Connecting 21st Century Communities: A Policy Agenda For Broadband Stakeholders. Read here.
Recent CHG Newsletters:
Gigabit Internet isn’t much different than the early iPhone - useful apps will be developed over time.
Improvements in Internet infrastructure will bring the best and brightest technical and creative talent to the city. Businesses will find that Gigabit Fiber will help attract highly skilled people in technical fields, making recruiting an even easier process. Even better, studies show MSAs with Gigabit Internet have 1.1 percent higher GDP.
Kansas City issues a Digital Roadmap. Digital inclusion, Open government, Civic engagement, Industry support, Smart City.
Gigabit - Killer Apps
The promise of Gigabit Internet is 1 gigabit (Gb) synchronous Internet service to the home: low latency, faster response time, improved quality.
Why do you need a Gig? read here
The Killer App for local fiber networks is economic development. Click for case studies.
See the 2014 Pew Research results on killer apps from 1400+ industry experts: Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age
High-impact entrepreneurs create the most jobs. When Gigabit Fiber was deployed in Kansas City there was an immediate increase in entrepreneurial activity including: Kansas City Startup Village, Home for Hackers, and a Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars. Brad Feld even purchased a FiberHouse!