October 2014 update on Gigabit Internet infrastructure in Charlotte.
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Gig Rally - September 9, 2014. Enthusiastic supporters of a Gigabit Internet infrastructure in Charlotte came out for beer and conversation at NoDa Brewing.

Homeowners Association Discusses Gigabit

Candice Langston, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit (and pictured above in the pink sweater), recently spoke to the Homeowners Association for Myers Park. The board meeting, held at the Duke Mansion, included a short Q&A about Gigabit Internet and what it will mean for the residents. The positive aspects of faster Internet were discussed along with the inconvenient aspects of a fiber build through neighborhoods and yards. Everyone needs to understand that there may be a short term inconvenience of construction crews if we want to get a Gigabit Fiber Internet connection to the house. Google Fiber uses a signup process for requesting service, while AT&T builds on top of their existing service areas.

Would you like someone from the Charlotte Hearts Gigabit team to speak to your HOA? Email us at

Would you like to volunteer to become an Ambassador for Gigabit Internet in Charlotte? We can use extra hands! Email us with your interest and how you would like to help: Join us as enthusiastic supports of Gigabit Internet!

Charlotte Hearts Gigabit co-founder Alan Fitzpatrick was the concluding speaker at Ignite Charlotte 7. The video from the event has yet to be posted, but you may access a copy of the slides here.

Alan also was the keynote speaker at a Ballantyne IT Professionals meeting held September 25, 2014.

As Charlotte waits for Gigabit Fiber, Salisbury's Fibrant network shows off benefits:

Salisbury's city council voted to spend upwards of $33 million to put more than 250 miles worth of fiber in the ground to make high speed internet available in all parts of the city. The result was a higher credit rating for the city, and helped lure a tech company, Integro, into building a new headquarters downtown. Read more.

Cities Are Fighting States over Municipal Broadband

Wilson, North Carolina, determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community’s social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous 100 years. Today, Wilson is North Carolina’s first “Gigabit City.” Read more.

Upcoming Gigabit Internet Events

October 13, 2014: Fiber Transforms the Triangle

A half day conference of keynote speakers and panels discussing how businesses, from small to large, local governments, healthcare providers and consumers cash in on fiber-optic, ultra-high speed Internet access. Visit their website for details

January 13-15, 2015: Gigabit City Summit - Kansas City

Discover what Kansas City did to seize the gigabit opportunity. Hear from people with on-the-ground experience with a large-scale gigabit fiber buildout. Visit their website for details.

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