Updated Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:13 a.m.

Premium Lock How can North Carolina become a true Gigabit State?

Published: 2014-02-25 10:13:00
Updated: 2014-02-25 10:13:04

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Analysis: Google Fiber's stated interest in the Triangle and Charlotte is good news for the state. But is this the "holy grail" for North Carolina? Is access to gigabit service from Google and/or other providers in our urban areas enough? No. I would argue strongly that we are not the Gigabit state until affordable options for scalable broadband service expand into rural North Carolina. This isn't a "nice to have" anymore but a necessity....

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