Our Gigabit Internet lunch 'n learn talk to the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce was met with an enthusiastic response! Over 100 people attended the lunch session held at the Ballantyne Village Theater on January 13, 2016.

Thank you to our friends Ted Mueller and Christina Thigpen at Bissell Properties for inviting us.

Photo of half of the room at the Chamber Lunch 'n Learn in Ballantyne.

Photo of half of the room at the Chamber Lunch 'n Learn in Ballantyne.

Justin Vick, a writer for the Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group, was in attendance and posted the following article in the South Charlotte Weekly on January 22: Gigabit Internet will boost Charlotte's Juice. Justin did an excellent job capturing the 5 main takeaways from the talk:

·         Fueling Competition

·         Building the Next Silicon Valley

·         Gaining a Reputation

·         Changing Work Dynamics

·         Promoting Digital Inclusion

Please read Justin’s article for all the details from the talk in Ballantyne.

The ultra-high speed Internet infrastructure being built in Charlotte by Google Fiber, AT&T, and TWC will aid in economic development, attract new talented people to our city, and foster entrepreneurship.

Already we have seen service levels from the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) improve, and faster Internet speed deployed for no additional cost.  We wrote about the upgrades TWC made in the Charlotte region, and spread the word on AT&T’s rollout of GigaPower.

However it’s not the technology itself that improves our community, it is how we utilize it. We believe that the full benefits of the ultra-high speed Internet infrastructure will not be realized if segments of our community are not online. For this reason Charlotte Hearts Gigabit is participating on Charlotte’s Digital Inclusion Steering Committee, a group of organizations in the community working to get everyone online. For information on this effort see http://DigitalCharlotte.org.

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