Durham to Get Google Fiber


Durham City Skyline – photo credit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Raleigh-Durham area would be among the next to acquire the company’s ultra-fast Internet service Google Fiber, which promises connections 100 times faster than the existing broadband. Design on the network will begin soon, with construction set to start in several months.
The announcement came at a news conference at the North Carolina Museum of History, where Governor Pat McCrory was joined by local mayors and Google officials. The service is planned for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Carrboro, Garner and Cary.2

“We’re happy to know that we’re going to be one of the areas that’s able to offer this to our residents and businesses,” said Beverly Thompson, director of public affairs Durham. “It’s great in terms of what it means for jobs coming to this area, it just means good news for the entire region. We’ll be right up there with some of the other cities across the United States in terms of technology.”

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