Dec. 2015 update on Gigabit Internet in Charlotte
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December 2015

Charlotte Hearts Gigabit was proud to promote the screening of the movie CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap on December 1. The movie exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. Click here for the movie trailer, additional info and pics.

Thanks to Paula Paul for her initiative in getting the movie to Charlotte, and to Bank of America for their strong turnout to see the film.

GigWOW Highlights: In case you missed the GigWOW Experience held in Charlotte at DC74 Data Centers on September 17, we have a new video providing highlights from the event (thanks to Charlotte I.S.).
Community unites to make low-cost computers and Internet access available. The Historic West End Partners, EveryoneOn, the NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows, and a group of volunteers combined efforts on November 21 for a Charlotte Internet and Computer Bazaar. Read story here.

Regional News

Gaston County commits nearly $1M for plan to show off super-fast Internet. On Nov. 21 the Gaston Gazette published this article interviewing Dr. Steve Hannon, Chair of the Gaston Gigabit Committee (photo). County leaders envision establishing 10,000 square feet of space for a Gigabit business incubator
Comporium, a Rock Hill based telecommunication carrier, completes Gigabit expansion to 8,800 customers in the Midlands areas of SC (primarily in Lexington). Read story here.
Sponsor update: We are pleased to have Charlotte Information Strategists as our newest sponsor. Charlotte Information Strategists is a multimedia marketing and information strategy agency in Charlotte, NC and we help businesses tell their story in whatever medium that story needs to be told in — whether it’s using video, photography, web design, or the written word.
We read it and you should too:
  • Life in the fast lane: What Gigabit Internet makes better. By Macworld. Read here.
  • Terrific video: How fast is a Gigabit Internet connection? View here.
  • Center for Digital Education Top 30 Leaders (several from Clt). Read here.
  • What's up with Google Fiber? By CIO Online. Read here.
2015 - Happy Holidays!
We are currently scheduling Lunch and Learn sessions. Email if you want us to speak to your group.

2016 Calendar

Jan 8 - Lunch and Learn Gigabit presentation at Harris Teeter Headquarters (closed event)

Jan 13 - Gigabit presentation at the Chamber: Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon (closed event)

Jan 23 - Digital Charlotte Neighborhood Update event. Free, open event. Stay tuned for details.

Feb 12 - Gigabit Internet presentation to the Charlotte Area Consultants meetup group
. Join and register here.

April - We are working with Light Reading to bring the Gigabit Cities Live conference to Charlotte in 2016. Stay tuned for details!

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

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