Community support for the deployment of
Gigabit Internet in the city of Charlotte.
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.
Recent CHG Newsletters:
Instead of regulation, let's foster more broadband competition.
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!