September 2015 update on Gigabit Internet in Charlotte
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August 28: AT&T announces GigaPower service in Gastonia. We attended and you can read our blog post here. Thank you to the Gaston Gigabit Committee for helping make this happen!

For other reporting:
Read the Gaston Gazette article here
Read the CBJ article here
Sept 3: Salisbury announces that their municipal broadband network, Fibrant, now provides 10Gb speeds (Governor Pat McCrory photo credit Josh Bergeron/Salisbury Post)

Read article from Wired Magazine here
Read article from CBJ here.

Salisbury Post Editorial: 10Gb of good PR: Read here.

Kent Winrich and Robert Van Geons attended the Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City earlier this year, along with a contingent from Charlotte.
Sept 17: Charlotte leaders explain how High Speed Internet will benefit our community, followed by live Gigabit Internet demonstrations from Skookum, T1V, and Cardinal Solutions. See the possibilities of what can be done with faster Internet. See it. Touch it. Experience it. For info click here.
Partner Profile
Read our Q&A with Zach Cardais, founder of Zeffective. Read what Zeffective does and why Zack supports Charlotte Hearts Gigabit. Meet him at GigWOW on the 17th.

Hot off the press! Marianne Cotter of Broadband Communities magazine wrote the article Charlotte's Google Fiber Web, published in the September issue and viewable online here.

The article describes why Google choose Charlotte, including the section The Grassroots Component which focuses on the Charlotte Hearts Gigabit initiative.

For ongoing articles about Charlotte Gigabit you can follow Marianne's blog: Spinning Charlotte's Fiber Web.
We read it and you should too:
T1V Blog: Join us at Charlotte's GigWOW: Read here.
Good news for SC suburbs - Comporium increases Internet speeds: Read here.
The Triad Gigabit Initiative works to bring fiber to central NC: Read here.
KC looks back on progress since Google Fiber: Read here.

Top Ten Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi: Read here
Understanding Broadband Performance: All megabits are not created equal. Read here

Sept 15     Lunch ‘n learn at National Gypsum (closed event). Want one for your office or meetup group? Contact

Sept 17     Gig WOW Experience Agenda, logistics, and RSVP here

Sept 29    Charlotte digital inclusion community meeting. Click for info.

Oct 15      Gigabit update at the Ballantyne IT Professionals Hack-A-Thon golf outing. To sponsor and/or participate in the event, please visit their website here.

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