Community focus on making Charlotte
the Crown Jewel of Gigabit Internet cities.
NC Broadband Plan released June 2016: Download here
Official Google Fiber site for Charlotte: Click here.
Digital Charlotte: Digital Media Literacy for Everyone: Website
Find out if your apartment is getting Google Fiber: Click here
AT&T GigaPower location map, zoom in on Clt: Click here
January 11 - Digital Charlotte Meetup: How To Change The Future With ONE Device: Register here
January 17 - Entrepreneurship conference in Belmont NC, hosted by SPARKPLUG. Info and tickets here.
January 25 - Crossing the Digital Divide at 55+: Charlotte community forum to examine new ways to strengthen digital literacy. Free and open to the public. Click here.
January 26 - Open Data Charlotte: A free event with speakers from the City of Charlotte, Code for Charlotte, and Syntelli. Register here!
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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!