This page has the latest Google Fiber news and information for Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
Google Fiber Resources
- Will North Carolina get Google Fiber? – This page lists the history of Google Fiber and other Gigabit networks coming to Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Google Fiber Charlotte NC Google+ Community
- Google Fiber Charlotte – Official Page by Google.
- What Happened to ChicagoNow.com? - August 30, 2022
- The December 2021 Google Local Pack Algorithm Update - December 17, 2021
- Map Displaying to the Right of the Local Pack in Google Test in July 2021 - July 30, 2021
That is absolutely amazing, wow. USA is lucky you have a corporation such as Google behind you, This has really blown my mind. Over here in Europe I really can’t imagine getting gigabit internet set up for a very long time, normal fibre optic has barely been installed yet! Much of Europe only has 1/mbps like speeds!
Are google slowly adding this service to the whole country? or just using Charlotte as a tester?
They’ve had it!
Google Fiber is in a couple of cities already.
There are a few other Gigabit providers out there.
I thought this was coming in the 90’s! We have lots of “dark fiber” here from the .com bust era.
South Korea has us all beat really bad though!