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10:06 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Google Fiber - What's In It For You, Charlotte And Google?

Mayor Dan Clodfelter and Jill Szuchmacher, Director of Expansion for Google Fiber
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It’s official, tech-giant Google is bringing its high speed internet service to Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Atlanta and Charlotte. Now, we know it’s coming, but when? And what does it mean for Charlotte and its residents. And what’s in it for Google?

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Local News
11:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

It's A Go From Google; Charlotte Picked For Google Fiber Expansion

Mayor Dan Clodfelter announces Google's high speed internet network is coming to Charlotte.
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On Tuesday, Mayor Dan Clodfelter uttered six words that might change your internet service, "Google Fiber is coming to Charlotte."

Google Fiber is a high speed network that uses fiber optics instead of classic copper cables or microwaves to connect homes and businesses to the internet. All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey and WFAE’s Tom Bullock talk about the announcement and what it means for Charlotte consumers.

5:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Google A Go? Charlotte Waits For News On Google Fiber

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Google has announced it will hold a press conference in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

So, what’s the big deal?

WFAE’s Tom Bullock is here to explain.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Google Fiber & High Speed Internet In Cities

Map of Google Fiber cities and potential cities
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Charlotte could be Google's next "fiber-hood." The tech giant is considering Charlotte as one of the next locations for their high speed internet service, Google Fiber, that they tout as being up to 100 times faster than basic broadband. This could have major implications for consumers, businesses and even the Charlotte economy. But first, city officials are working closely with Google on logistics and planning for the potential network, studying everything from placement of utility poles, water and gas lines to housing density as they study the feasibility of laying thousands of miles of fiber optic cables in the city. We won't know until later this year whether we'll get Google Fiber or not, but in the meantime we'll look at what possible impact it could have on the city and what high speed internet in general means for cities and business, when Charlotte Talks. 

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Local News
10:07 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Want Google Fiber? Why Wait? Shelby Company Says It Has Wired The State

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Google is still considering if it will bringing its ultra-high speed internet to cities like Charlotte. But if you don’t want to wait, you may not have to. This week, a small North Carolina Company announced it has already built a similar fiber optic network across the entire state. The company is called RST Fiber and we take a look at what they offer and one of the men behind it.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Trying To Make Charlotte Google's Next "Fiber-Hood"

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The city of Charlotte was recently given a bit of homework. How the city answers a series of questions will determine if neighborhoods like South Park, Uptown and Dilworth will be Google’s next fiber-hoods. So what could Google Fiber in Charlotte mean for consumers and businesses alike?  

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