Google has announced that Charlotte has been selected to receive Google Fiber, an internet and TV service that provides internet speeds up to one gigabit per second.
"We are very pleased Google will be deploying the ultra-high-speed fiber network here in Charlotte," said Mayor Dan Clodfelter. "The city is committed to working with all companies that seek to offer advanced infrastructure to serve our residents and businesses. We look forward to partnering with Google as they bring this exciting new service to our vibrant, globally-connected community."
Charlotte will be one of a few select cities across the nation to have Google Fiber. In February Google announced it would work with 34 cities in nine metro areas to explore bringing Google Fiber to those communities. Each city underwent a vetting process that included the completion of a checklist detailing information related to city infrastructure and construction permitting process to identify the feasibility of providing the internet service to that area. Based on this, Google determined that Charlotte was capable of becoming a viable market for its service.
City of Charlotte's press release
Google Fiber press booklet
Google Fiber one-page handout
Frequently Asked Questions
Google Fiber blog
The City of Charlotte fulfilled the checklist requirements by the May 1, 2014 deadline established by Google. Below are the checklist status and completed checklist documents the City of Charlotte submitted to Google for review:
Checklist status documentCompleted checklist Google Fiber Hut Locations