One of the many beautiful streets in the Myers Park area of Charlotte.

One of the many beautiful streets in the Myers Park area of Charlotte.

Community focus on making Charlotte

the Crown Jewel of Gigabit Internet cities.

Yes, I want Gigabit Internet at my home. Subscribe to our mailing list!

 

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 Gigabit and Digital Transformation in Charlotte. We keep the community updated on progress through a monthly newsletter, hold public educational events, encourage community collaboration and digital inclusion, and foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and the next generation of Internet apps being a Gig City.  This grassroots community strongly supports the need for fast, affordable, and reliable broadband Internet in our daily lives. We're planning to extend our reach beyond Charlotte, starting with Gaston Co.  Read more about us here.

Upcoming Events

July 29         Gigabit Lunch 'n Learn at Technekes (closed event)

Sept 17         Gig WOW Experience at DC74, open to the public (details coming soon)

 

News

Google Fiber begins construction in Charlotte. Details here.

Queens University job position: Digital Inclusion Project Manager

 

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

Spinning Charlotte's Fiber Web: Blog series

Getting Gigabit in your community: Download the 10 things to do.

Connecting 21st Century Communities: A Policy Agenda For Broadband Stakeholders. Read here.

 

Recent CHG Newsletters:

July 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter

 

Charlotte Skyline.jpg

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.

Google Fiber speed 400.png

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

entrepreneurs.png

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!

 

Yes, I want Gigabit Internet at my home. Subscribe to our mailing list!