Community support for the deployment of
Gigabit Internet in the city of Charlotte.
October 13, 2014: Fiber Transforms the Triangle
A half day conference of keynote speakers and panels discussing how businesses, from small to large, local governments, healthcare providers and consumers cash in on fiber-optic, ultra-high speed Internet access. Visit their website for details.
January 13-15, 2015: Gigabit City Summit - Kansas City
Discover what Kansas City did to seize the gigabit opportunity. Hear from people with on-the-ground experience with a large-scale gigabit fiber buildout. Visit their website for details.
95% of KC neighborhoods have now qualified for Google Fiber service, including almost all of the area’s 20 poorest neighborhoods
We're committed to attracting the best talent to Charlotte. 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.
Gigabit - Killer Apps
The promise of Gigabit Internet is 1 gigabit (Gb) synchronous Internet service to the home. Video files, Big Data files, and other large applications will load much faster than on today's infrastructure. Great NYT article: Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App.
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!