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.

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Click here for a recap of the 5 city GigHacks event

Click here for a summary of the Charlotte GigHacks experience

Upcoming Events

June 1

Gastonia East Rotary - Presentation on Gigabit Internet and what it can mean for economic development, attracting talent, and entrepreneurship. For info visit their Website

June 10

Global Charlotte (a CBJ event) - Broadband's potential impact on Charlotte's econ development and innovation. Event site.

Important Links:

Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.

Official AT&T Gigabit Internet site: Click here.

Google Job Postings: Google Fiber Jobs

Spinning Charlotte's Fiber Web: Blog series

 

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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.

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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

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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!