The plan outlines recommendations for the state to increase internet access, focusing on lowering infrastructure construction costs, preparing a 21st century workforce, increasing small business adoption, and expanding access for K-12 students at home. Read the Press Release here.
Caché is a passionate community organizer and PhD student at UNCC. Caché has worked with neighborhoods on a variety of complex issues, all exacerbated by the digital divide. Caché will be hosted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership.
Margo is passionate about training as it has been a major asset in just about every aspect of her career but most significantly through her work with workforce development non-profits and as a provider of custom training services in her community. Margo will be hosted by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
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Gaston County is launching a new innovation and startup incubator, GigWorks. Gaston Gigabit committee members Nicole Murphey and Marc Burns recently presented the logo.
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Google Fiber agrees to acquire Webpass, a fiber ISP in 5 major markets:Read here
AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to more Businesses in 20 NC Markets: Read here
Triad business parks designated 'AT&T Fiber Ready' Read here
AT&T's 1 Gbps service reaches 15 North Carolina communities in first 18 months of service: Read here
Salisbury's municipal network Fibrant gets the OK to expand into Rowan County. Three major customers already to go. Read article here.
Salisbury City Council Member on why it is important for munis to their own fiber network:Read here
Fiber Optic Broadband Boosts Value of Multifamily Homes
FTTC releases study showing access to fiber-delivered Internet raises rental values by up to 8 percent, and purchase prices of condos by 2.8 percent. Read here
Fast and reliable broadband is the most important amenity for MDU residents.
Example for Charlotte: A 'smart home' incubator launches in KC
As a example of what can happen in Charlotte, a KC entrepreneur launched a Startup Home to host 'smart home' entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. Located in KC Startup Village, the home has access to Google Fiber.Read about it here.