GigWOW (September 17, 2015)

Video summary of the GigWOW event held in Charlotte Sept. 2015 (courtesy of growth partner Charlotte Information Strategists)

See what you missed:

Video summarizing the event: View on Vimeo here.

Read our blog post covering the event: CHG summary here

Photos from the event - view here.

Twitter pics from GigWOW - view #gigwow pics here

Video of the Gigabit App demo by Skookum: View Skookum demo

Video of the Gigabit App demo by T1V: View T1V demo here

Other coverage:

Recap of the GigWOW event by DC74: DC74 summary here

Recap of the GigWOW event by T1V: Summary of GigWOW

Event recap by Charlotte Agenda (9/18/15): Google Fiber could jump-start Charlotte’s startup community


GigHacks (May 1-3, 2015)

Read a summary of the Gigabit Hackathon here.

Click on the video image to watch a video summary of GigHacks highlights:

Killer Apps for Gigabit Networks

Faster internet expected to shake up health and education by 2025: Read here

What Fiber Broadband can do for our community. Download PDF here.

The Killer App for local fiber networks is economic development. Click for case studies.

2014 Pew Research results on killer apps from 1400+ industry experts: Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App: read NYT article

Why do you need a Gig? read here

Area Resources

Digital Media Literacy Index in Charlotte: Website

Internet Speeds in Charlotte: Charlotte SpeedTest Results

City of Charlotte Google Fiber News: Citywide Newsroom

FAQ - Everything you want to know about Google Fiber in Charlotte. Read here.

Video of official announcement that Charlotte is getting Google Fiber. Jan 27, 2014: Watch video

Completed Checklist submitted to Google by the City of Charlotte May 1, 2014.

Google Fiber Hut Locations in Clt: Download here

City of Charlotte Mind Mixer web page for Q&A on Google Fiber: Access webpage.

Gigabit Charlotte meeting January 21, 2015, a joint CRTEC/BIG event. For presentation slides Download here.

Tech Talk at Skookum June 20, 2014: What Could Gigabit Fiber Mean for Charlotte?

To Watch VIDEO For presentation slides Download here.

Ignite Charlotte 7 Gigabit Internet and What It Can Mean for Charlotte:

Access slides here.

Access video here.

Internet Speeds in the US

Akamai's State of the Internet: Q3 2016 Report (published Dec 14, 2016)



South Charlotte Weekly (1/22/16): Gigabit Internet will boost Charlotte’s juice

Charlotte Agenda (9/18/15): Google Fiber could jump-start Charlotte’s startup community

Broadband Communities Magazine (Sept 2015 edition): Charlotte's Google Fiber Web

Getting to know Charlotte Hearts Gigabit: Article by Marianne Cotter, editor of Broadband Communities

Charlotte participating in multicity Gigabit Hackathon (WRAL TechWire Apr. 21, 2015): Read article.

Charlotte techies to partake in multi-city hackathon (Charlotte Observer Apr. 9, 2015): Read article.

Google Fiber construction - what to expect: Read here  (Charlotte Observer Aug 6, 2015)

Google Fiber means Construction Headaches for some (WBTV segment aired February 24, 2015): Click here.

Google Fiber coming to Charlotte? (WBTV segment aired Jan 22, 2015): Click here

Could Google Fiber Announce Plans Next Week To Build Network in Charlotte? (Fox 46 segment aired January 24, 2015) Click to watch video

Google Fiber could bring 100x faster internet to Charlotte (Fox 46 segment aired April 29, 2014) Click to watch video

In case you missed it, Charlotte lands Google Fiber (Crown Town Living post Feb 3, 2015): Click to read article.

Google Fiber: Where Charlotte Goes From Here (QC Independent post Feb 3, 2015): Click to read article.

Fox 46 TV interviews Charlotte entrepreneur (aired 4/29/14): Read article and watch video.

Google Fiber Specific Resources

Official Google Fiber website for Charlotte.

Google Job Postings (find Charlotte jobs by searching "Charlotte"): Google Fiber Jobs

An in-depth review of Google Fiber's free service, with pictures: Read here

It's Official: Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

A 9 page summary of what Google Fiber is and how it came about: Download the summary PDF.

Download the Google Fiber City Checklist.

Information about multi-unit residences and Google Fiber.

AT&T GigaPower Specific Resources

AT&T announces Gigabit in Huntersville (10/12/15) - read here.

AT&T announces Gigabit in Gastonia (8/28/15) - read here.

Interactive map of AT&T GigaPower locations: click here

AT&T launches GigaPower in Charlotte! (June 15, 2015)

News Release: read here

Charlotte Observer article: read here

11/09/14 - AT&T confirms Gigabit upgrades have begun in Charlotte.

7/30/14 - AT&T announces plans to deliver GigaPower Internet service in Charlotte: Read announcement.

North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) is a regional initiative focused on stimulating the deployment of next generation broadband networks in North Carolina. On April 8th, 2014, the Steering Committee of the NCNGN unanimously and enthusiastically approved a resolution recommending that its members seek authorization to enter master network development agreements with AT&T. Click here to download the agreement between NCNGN and AT&T.

Time Warner Cable info on Ultra-High Speed Internet

Time Warner Cables completes rollout of the Maxx Internet service in the Charlotte region (11/04/15) - read here.

Time Warner Cable information on the Internet speed increases: Read here.

Time Warner Cable bringing Charlotte faster Internet speeds this summer (Charlotte Observer Apr 8, 2015): Read article.

TWC: We're boosting speeds in Charlotte, too (Charlotte Business Journal Jan 29, 2015): Read article.

Time Warner Cable announces faster Internet, enhanced TV service in Charlotte (Charlotte Observer July 31, 2014): Read article.

Comporium in Rock Hill/Ft. Mill

Sept 3, 2015: Comporium increases internet speed for 61,000 customers. Read here.

Downtown Rock Hill will become the first Gigabit community in the South Carolina Upstate and Charlotte metropolitan areas. Read more.

Kansas City info on Gigabit Internet

2/20/15 - Kansas City issues a Digital Roadmap. Digital inclusion, Open government, Civic Engagement, Industry support, Smart City.

Kansas City wrote a playbook for capitalizing on ultra-high-speed fiber. Download the Playing to Win PDF.

KC Regional Google Fiber Groups from KCNext, the Technology Council of Greater Kansas City


Examples of startups in Kansas City that are taking advantage of Gigabit Fiber: Homes for Hackers and KC Startup Village.

Chattanooga is attracting entrepreneurs by being a Gigabit City. "We've been able to attract some very talented individuals who came to Chattanooga and decided to stay. We have dozens of companies that have started and are growing in Chattanooga that wouldn't have come into existence without the Gig." Read more.

Proving the economic development benefits of Gigabit, Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund invests in new projects in Gigabit cities with grants and resources for innovators exploring the use of next-generation gigabit technologies in Kansas City and Chattanooga. Read more. Will Charlotte be next?

Smart Cities Resources:

Who, What, When, Where and How?

Getting Gigabit in your community:

Next Century Cities: Connecting 21st Century Communities: A Policy Agenda For Broadband Stakeholders. Read here.

Getting Gigabit in your community: Download the 10 things to do.


Gig.U began three years ago with three dozen research university communities coming together to accelerate the deployment of next generation broadband networks to enhance educational and economic development. Here is a link to the Gig.U 3rd Annual Report, dated August 2014.

The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook (July 2015) - download here.

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