Community focus on making Charlotte

the Crown Jewel of Gigabit Internet cities.

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Our mission is to educate and advocate for ultra high speed internet and digital transformation. Read more About Us here.

Video summary of the GigWOW event held in Charlotte Sept. 2015 (courtesy of growth partner Charlotte Information Strategists)

Upcoming Events

Feb 12 - Gigabit Internet presentation to the Charlotte Area Consultants meetup group. Register here.

Feb 18 - CRTEC meeting at Fibrant in Salisbury, NC. Click for details.

Feb 24 - Gigabit Internet presentation to the Association of IT Professionals (AITP), Charlotte Chapter.

April 5 - Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte! Click here for details.

May 16-18: Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City. See event site here.

Digital Charlotte - For a list of upcoming Internet training workshops from Queens University Knight School: Click here

Important Links:

Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.

Official AT&T GigaPower 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

Recent CHG Newsletters:

February 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

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Attracting Talent

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.

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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

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Entrepreneurship

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!

 

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