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Google Fiber News
Google Fiber launches in the Triangle. NC became the first state with two live Google Fiber markets:
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Charlotte - Google Fiber is now taking orders in Prosperity Village:
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. Service is also coming to thousands of apartments:
Google Pursues Fiber & Wireless Broadband Ambitions:
Google wins One Touch Make Ready argument in Nashville;
AT&T promptly sues the city
Sources tell us the Charlotte build is full steam ahead. We also heard a rumor that counties around Charlotte are on the long term roadmap (hope it's true).
AT&T Fiber News
AT&T rebrands from GigaPower to ‘AT&T Fiber,’ adds 11 new markets to rollout plans:
Read AT&T news here
AT&T racing to get fiber internet to more apartments in Charlotte:
Read Observer story here
AT&T is bringing gigabit to Mint Hill.
Read the town update
just passed the 1 year mark with AT&T gigabit internet. Look for an anniversary event to be held soon.
AT&T NC President Venessa Harrison spoke about their internet plans at a Charlotte Agenda Fireside Chat 9/20.
Addressing the Digital Divide
On October 1
gave laptops to 500 CMS teens:
Read story in the Observer
The event was hailed as the largest single computer distribution day in Charlotte's history!
From our blog -
What to Know About Smart City Charlotte
AT&T's controversial traffic scanning program, Internet Preferences, meets its demise.
The Next Internet is Gigabit Internet.
The war over high-speed access is fought on 40-foot-high wooden sticks.
Read Backchannel Post
Smartphones help those without broadband get online, but don’t necessarily bridge the digital divide:
Read Pew Research
Only 20 percent of educators say their school internet connection meets their teaching needs:
Charlotte Observer op-ed
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