Gigabit internet expands in suburban Charlotte
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December 2016
High Speed Internet in Charlotte
Putting High Speed Internet to Work in Charlotte
As residential and small-business customers begin to see the power of blisteringly fast internet speeds, the battle is on between AT&T Fiber, Google Fiber, Windstream, and Comporium for local gigabit customers.
Read CBJ article here.
Windstream brings fiber to Clt suburbs
Windstream launched their next generation fiber video service, Kinetic TV, in 13 North Carolina communities including Matthews, Indian Trail, Concord, Kannapolis, and Harrisburg. A Preferred Bundle with Gigabit Internet is $99.99/mo. 
Read here.
AT&T Fiber
AT&T Fiber also expands in Suburbs
AT&T expands fiber service to parts of Belmont, Cornelius, and Mint Hill.
Read the CBJ article here.
Inaugural GIGworks event
As the Business Incubator movement gains new momentum in the state's largest cities, let's not forget about the rest of North Carolina. Examples: Belmont (GIGworks) and Holly Springs (Coworking Station). Read our blog post here.

(Photo from inaugural GIGworks event held 11/19/16.)
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We read it and you should too!

Start Charlotte Live 2016 (held Nov 17) - celebrating the accomplishments of Charlotte-area entrepreneurs: Read recap here.
Calling Charlotte’s IT world: Blue Diamond Awards are open for nominations.
What's standing between rural NC and reliable internet service? HB129Read Indyweek post here.
Two new NTEN Fellows help Charlotte navigate the net: Read DigClt article here.
Next Century Cities and Google Fiber present the 2017 Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards. Apply here.
Upcoming Events

December 8 - CBJ Fast 50 Awards. Recognizing the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Charlotte area. See event page. Congrats to our sponsors T1V and DC74 who both made the list 4 years in a row!

December 9 - Charlotte's Fusion Conference. For all of us who work on the internet - sessons on design, user experience, project management, and development
Register hereThank you to sponsor Cardinal Solutions Group for organizing the event!

January 26 - Open Data Charlotte. A free event 11 am - 1 pm on the What, Why, Where, and Who behind the city’s open data portal. Example case studies on how cities and businesses have used analytics to get value from the open data. To pre-register, email

If you are interested in the topic of open government data, we suggest reading the book below:

Recommended Book on Open Data

Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation

Edited by Brett Goldstein, former Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, with Code for America, this book features essays from over twenty of the world’s leading experts in a first-of-its-kind instructive anthology about how open data is changing the face of our public institutions.

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