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About Us: We are enthusiastic supporters of Gigabit Internet deployment in Charlotte
Charlotte Hearts Gigabit is a grassroots team of entrepreneurs and tech geeks who believe a Gigabit Internet infrastructure will be great for Charlotte. Our mission is to advocate for a residential Gigabit Internet infrastructure in Charlotte, to keep the community updated on progress, to encourage community collaboration and digital inclusion, and to foster entrepreneurship and the next generation of Internet apps. Read more about us here.
Google Fiber begins construction in Charlotte!
June 25 Gaston County Gigabit Committee Meeting (closed session).
July 1 DECA AMPED (at Johnson & Wales University) Conf. Session: How Gigabit Internet Will Transform Our Communities. Site link.
July 9 Charlotte Digital Inclusion Steering Team Meeting. Site link
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Official AT&T Gigabit Internet site: Click here.
Google Job Postings: Google Fiber Jobs
Google Fiber Hut Locations in Clt: Download here
Spinning Charlotte's Fiber Web: Blog series
Getting Gigabit in your community: Download the 10 things to do.
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!