Best Minds CityJamClt March 18-20
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March 2016

Gigabit Internet is coming To Charlotte...So What?: What does this mean? How could Internet be any faster? How will this change my online experience? Zach Cardais answers these and more and shows why Gigabit Internet is worth getting excited about. Read here

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Digital Charlotte, an initiative managed by the Knight School of Communication at Queens University, is hosting the city's first Best Minds #CityJamCLT March 18-20. Free. For information and to register, click here.
Fiber Internet providers race to get into new Charlotte apartments:
Ely Portillo's recent article in the Charlotte Observer described how AT&T and Google Fiber are pushing to get their service into the record number of new apartments under construction.
Read the story here.

See related article in the Charlotte Agenda here.
Gigabit Cities Live April 5
Charlotte Hearts Gigabit worked with Light Reading to bring the Gigabit Cities Live conference to Charlotte April 5. This is the first time 
Charlotte has been selected to host a national conference on Gigabit Internet! We're anticipating a sold-out event so get your tickets early. Details and agenda can be found here.

Save 30% off regular admission with code: VIPCHG
Google Fiber is sponsoring the 2016 QCForward Innovation Challenge program
For info click here.

Don't miss the April 27 session at Industry Charlotte:
Gigabit Infrastructure: How might we capitalize on the gigabit infrastructure to make Charlotte a better place to live, work, and play? RSVP here.
America's first 10 Gigabit city is Salisbury, NC, thanks to Fibrant.

We joined the CRTEC organization to visit the Fibrant office in Salisbury in February. Kent Winrich, Director of Broadband and Infrastructure, hosted the Charlotte delegation and provided a tour of the data center. One of the recent successes was the launch of a new Fibrant powered co-working space, 10Thread, in Salisbury.

Fibrant is looking for partnerships with other groups in the area, and for help in communicating the successes and achievements we're seeing in the greater Charlotte region.

For additional photos see our blog post here.
We read it and you should too:
  • N.C. will be the most connected state in the nation in 4 years, says Jean Davis, head of MCNC. Read here. See her at Gigabit Cities Live Apr. 5.
  • Google Fiber is is connecting public housing, at Gigabit speeds, for free. Read here.
  • AT&T Launches GigaPower in Premier SkyHouse Properties in 8 Cities, including Charlotte. Read here
  • Google Fiber’s public-private partnerships and what they mean for broadband access, affordability, and competition, Read here.
  • Useful tool for benchmarking household broadband adoption rate by community: Click here

March 18 - Best Minds City Jam Charlotte. A Free Digital Charlotte/Queens Univ event. Info and registration here.

April 5 - Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte! Click here for detailsSave 30% off regular admission with code: VIPCHG

May 11: Matthews Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting, CHG talk on Gigabit Internet and the expected impact. Details here.

May 16-18: Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City. See event site here.

Digital Charlotte - For a list of upcoming Internet training workshops from Queens University Knight School: Click here

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