Community support for the deployment of
Gigabit Internet in the city of Charlotte.
No Google Fiber announcement until early 2015
Source says Google remains "very enthusiastic on Charlotte", and the City of Charlotte has a "gung-ho" attitude! Read article.
Charlotte will be represented at the 2015 Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City
January 13-15, 2015 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. Charlotte will have a contingent at the conference, including Charlotte Hearts Google co-founder Alan Fitzpatrick moderating a panel discussion "Laying a Community Foundation": Click here for conference details.
Gigabit update at CRTEC meeting January 21
Charlotte Hearts Gigabit co-founder Alan Fitzpatrick will speak at the Charlotte Regional Technology Executive Council (CRTEC) meeting in January. Click here for information on CRTEC.
Recent CHG Newsletters:
Google wants to spur demand for gigabit broadband, and it has succeeded.
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.
See the 2014 Pew Research results 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!