Oct 15 - Gigabit update at the Ballantyne IT Professionals Hack-A-Thon golf outing. To sponsor and/or participate in the event, please visit their website here.
Oct 22 - The Responsive City - An Evening with Susan Crawford. 6 pm - 8 pm at the Knight School of Communication at Queens. Free, but you must register here.
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
Broadband Communities Magazine Feature: Charlotte's Google Fiber Web
GigWOW Experience Sept 17, 2015
For a summary of the event, photos, and videos, see our Resource page
Recent CHG Newsletters:
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!