Google Fiber could bring 100x faster internet to Charlotte - myfoxcarolinas.com

Google Fiber could bring 100x faster internet to Charlotte

Posted: Updated:
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • NC DOT to hold public meetings on I-77 project

    NC DOT to hold public meetings on I-77 project

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:11:35 GMT
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation held three meetings today in affected areas of its Managed Lanes Project -- a $655 million project to add on to I-77 with toll roads. i
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation held three meetings today in affected areas of its Managed Lanes Project -- a $655 million project to add on to I-77 with toll roads. i
  • Union Co. Public Schools to review transfer appeals

    Union Co. Public Schools to review transfer appeals

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:03:20 GMT
    The Union County Board of Education will review student-transfer appeals in a closed session on Thursday at 11 a.m.
    The Union County Board of Education will review student-transfer appeals in a closed session on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Google Fiber could be bringing their high-speed broadband service to Charlotte.

The residential broadband is up to 100-times faster than conventional broadband service -- there is nothing close to this in Charlotte today.

Not only could it help existing businesses and start-ups, but it could help stimulate future economic development.

Google Fiber is hard to come by. Currently, only three other cities in the United States are live with it -- Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO and Provo, UT.

"If you take a look at what's happened in the other markets where Google Fiber went in, entrepreneurship really flourished," Alan Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick is part of CharlotteHeartsGoogle.com -- a group that is pushing for the service.

"We want to show Google that Charlotte wants the fiber and that we can't wait to get it," Fitzpatrick said.

Charlotte is on a list of nine areas Google is considering for the service, including the Raleigh-Durham area.

What's good for prospective customers, if Google chooses Charlotte, is that the pricing is fairly low. Google Fiber in Kansas City costs around $70-per month for internet and $120 for an internet/television combination.

City Council has approved the plan on their end. They have until May 1 to submit proper paperwork to Google. From then, Google will decide before Dec. 31, 2014 on whether or not Charlotte will be in it's plans.

MyFoxCarolinas spoke with a Google representative who said Google hopes they can approve all nine areas for Google Fiber and said "This is not a competition."


  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mallard Creek, Hough Score Wins on First Night of High School Football

    Mallard Creek, Hough Score Wins on First Night of High School Football

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:40:30 GMT
    High school football season kicked off tonight at Memorial Stadium.
    High school football season kicked off tonight at Memorial Stadium.
  • Family Living Near Rowan County Coal Ash Pond Reacts To Legislation

    Family Living Near Rowan County Coal Ash Pond Reacts To Legislation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:48 GMT
    North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill to clean up four of the 14 coal ash plant sites in the state. The legislation does not require clean up at the Buck Steam Plant coal ash ponds in Rowan County.
    North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill to clean up four of the 14 coal ash plant sites in the state. The legislation does not require clean up at the Buck Steam Plant coal ash ponds in Rowan County.
  • Catawba Riverkeeper and NC Petroleum Council Talk Fracking & Coal Ash

    Catawba Riverkeeper and NC Petroleum Council Talk Fracking & Coal Ash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:25:26 GMT
    Earlier this week, North Carolina state lawmakers passed a bill to clean up some or the state's coal ash sites.  Another issue being discussed in Raleigh this week is "fracking."  We talked to a hydraulic fracturing supporter and an opponent.
    Earlier this week, North Carolina state lawmakers passed a bill to clean up some or the state's coal ash sites.  Another issue being discussed in Raleigh this week is "fracking."  We talked to a hydraulic fracturing supporter and an opponent.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices