Google Fiber is (probably) heading to North Carolina
North Carolina residents may quickly see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. In accordance with a number of publications, Mountain View has invited native Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officers to an excellent secret “Save the Date” occasion on Wednesday, January twenty eighth. The e-mail invitation is reportedly devoid of any pertinent info, apart from the date, time and the promise that there might be “extra particulars to return.” Whereas it could possibly be for a totally totally different service, there is a purpose why native authorities would assume it is all about Fiber: Google has lengthy named these places as subsequent potential websites for its Gigabit web providing.
The truth is, ever since Google made that announcement, AT&T swooped in with its personal Gigabit service. Time Warner Cable (which has been making an attempt to outlaw group-owned broadband) promised to convey quicker web speeds to Charlotte, as nicely. In response to WRAL Techwire’s sources, Mountain View’s already on the lookout for drill crews to start out constructing NC’s fiber community as quickly as April — wether or not that is true, we’ll possible know by Wednesday.