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Try out Gigabit a little early. Thanks to DC74, Charlotte is part of a multi-city Gigabit Hackathon event May 1-3. It’s free and open to anyone who wants to work with Gigabit Internet speed. Join us for GigHacks at DC74 (3101 International Airport Drive, Charlotte). Information and Registration link.
Thank you to Brad Harvey Creative for videoing the event!
Gigabit Cities Live Conf - Atlanta, GA May 13-14 Conference website.
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Official AT&T Gigabit Internet site: Click here.
Google Job Postings: Google Fiber Jobs
Recent CHG Newsletters:
There's no evidence that outlawing paid prioritization of Internet traffic will reduce investment by ISPs.
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.
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!