Community focus on making Charlotte
the Crown Jewel of Gigabit Internet cities.
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The promise of an Internet for everyone won't be achieved by one genius, one company, or one policy initiative - it will come from people and communities all over the world figuring out what works best for them, and knitting it all together. Build an Internet for everyone.
March 14, 2015: Charlotte IMA - presentation on Gigabit Internet
March 20-21, 2015: Best Minds Conference - Queens University. Registration link.
April 8, 2015: Presentation on Gigabit - @809. Venue link.
May 13-14, 2015: Gigabit Cities Live Conf - Atlanta, GA. Conference website.
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Official AT&T Gigabit Internet site:
City of Charlotte Google Fiber News: Citywide Newsroom
Google Job Postings: Google Fiber Jobs
Lessons from Google's first rollout of Google Fiber: Read here.
Recent CHG Newsletters:
So what do you think, Charlotteans? How should we prepare for the power of the gig?
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.
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.
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!