May 4/5: Digital Summit Charlotte - A Digital Marketing Gathering. A limited number of seats remain. Details here.
May 11: Matthews Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting, Talk on Gigabit Internet and the expected impact. Details here.
May 16-18: Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City. We are providing a City Spotlight talk on Charlotte! See event site here.
May 18: Google I/O Extended is coming back to Charlotte. Free event, Register here.
May 19: Spring Fling in Ballantyne for small business owners. Free event, but must register here.
June 1: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Brad Feld. Free event, but you must register here.
Digital Charlotte - For a list of upcoming Internet training workshops from Queens University Knight School: Click here
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Digital Charlotte: Digital Media Literacy for Everyone: Website
Broadband Communities Magazine Feature: Charlotte's Google Fiber Web
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!