What is Google Fiber?
Fast, affordable Internet & TV.
Internet: Google Fiber offers Gigabit Internet that is around 200X faster than most of today’s current “high speed” offerings from companies such as Time Warner. Even on a high speed connection what takes 9 minutes may be slashed to as little as 3 seconds.
Television: Google Fiber offers crystal clear HDTV, an awesome DVR tat can record 8 shows at once and literally smokes DVRs from other companies, apps for remotes, and much more.
Google Fiber Charlotte Timeline of Events
- May 5, 2015: The Charlotte Observer posts an article about a Google Fiber Hut which is being installed.
- January 27, 2015: Google announced Google Fiber is coming to Charlotte.
- January 26, 2015: We announced here on our North Carolina Gigabit Fiber resource that Google Fiber is almost definitely coming to the Charlotte area.
- November 13, 2014: Google has formed “Google Fiber North Carolina LLC”. –WRAL Techwire
- June 10, 2014: Google beings hiring community impact managers for Google Fiber for RDU & Charlotte.
- February 19, 2014: Google announced that they are looking at several new cities to expand into with Google Fiber. In North Carolina, the cities were Charlotte, and then the triangle/RDU/central area of the state. Raleigh, Durham, Carrborro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Garner, and Morrisville, make up metro areas named by Google as potential locations for a Google Fiber high-speed internet expansion.
Charlotte Google Fiber FAQ
How much is Google Fiber?
- Gigabit Internet: $70/month
- Gigabit + TV: $120/month
- Basic Broadband Internet: FREE! $0/month (for up to seven years starting from the date your address was first connected to the Google Fiber network for any person) + $300 construction fee
Which TV stations are available via Google Fiber?
In Charlotte, the channel list is going to be quite extensive. More info will be posted here soon, for now you can check the official page which is in the resources section below.