City News

Growing our network in the Charlotte area

Next up in our city update series, we travel to Charlotte and see what’s happening with our Queen City team.

Hello! It’s been a while since we’ve checked in from Charlotte, but we’ve been on the move across the metro area. In addition to offering our high-speed internet service in North & South Charlotte, and apartments and condos in Uptown, we’ve recently started serving Hidden Valley and we’re continuing to expand our network in various parts of the city.

We’ve also recently started expanding our network to some Charlotte adjacent communities. We’re excited that Concord announced last week that Google Fiber is coming soon, and construction efforts are also already underway in Matthews. We hope to serve our first customers in both these cities by the end of the year.

Helping our community connect

In Charlotte, we’ve always worked closely with our libraries to help more people get online. This year, we’ve taken that show on the road, collaborating with Project OutPour and Hope Vibes to equip their mobile hygiene units with Wi-Fi, through the coordination of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. The project will be launching its second location soon, allowing our local homeless population to do laundry, shower, and get online in one place.

This year, we also joined select members of Tech Rising to launch the Tech Idea Incubator Fund, a micro-grants program intended to seed innovative ideas from nonprofit organizations that are committed to eliminating the digital divide and fostering digital inclusion and equity.

Google Fiber is proud to invest in Digital Charlotte’s Digital Navigator Program, dedicated to ensuring that everyone in Mecklenburg County can find and connect with digital inclusion resources.

What’s next?

As you can see, we’ve got a lot going on in the Charlotte metro area. We are continuing to grow the Google Fiber team across all of our teams and cities. If you are interested in potentially joining our team, check out our job listings at fiber.google.com/careers.

Posted by Spencer Walston, Head of Sales; Jason Smith, Tech Lead; & Jess George, Government & Community Affairs Manager.

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