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Regional Entrepreneurial Leader Embraces Google Fiber for Charlotte
March 05, 2014 at 9:13 AM
The twitter-sphere has been popping Monday with the Charlotte Observer op-ed written by Terry Cox, founder of Big Council.
By Terry Thorson Cox
Special to the Observer
Titled “Why Charlotte should enthusiastically embrace Google Fiber,” Cox initiates the case for Charlotte and Google Fiber in two key ways: 1). Google announced that it is considering bringing its Google Fiber high speed network to only nine cities across the country, including Charlotte, which spells big opportunity for our region; 2). There is evidence following Google’s initial test market in Kansas City, which began implementing in 2012, that Kansas saw rise to a local tech boom giving way to a growing hub of innovation and entrepreneurship as a result (due in large part) of the new broadband infrastructure.
The op-ed article link is above for full reading.
It’s too soon to call this one, as the action is just beginning on what we can safely refer to as a long ball. But, one thing lurking behind this op-ed written by one of Charlotte’s favorite entrepreneurial supporters is the promise of a ground-swell effort for the entrepreneurial community to get behind and make a ruckus.
Tell us what you think by commenting on this op-ed.