Fiber | WRAL TechWire - Part 4


They look at us as partners in the community

WILSON — If you’re in commercial real estate, you’re in a good position to see the value of a municipal high speed broadband network. “It does nothing but help us from an economic development standpoint,” says Will Corbett, a commercial real estate appraiser in Wilson, North Carolina. “Its ability to attract industry is impressive. The fact that the average citizen benefits too is gravy.” Corbett says he’s primarily a residential customer of Wilson’s Greenlight city broadband network, but also uses it at the office he works from. “We’re thrilled with it,” he says. “My kids can be on tablets watching...

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From Hollywood to Wilson, NC – a broadband move

WILSON — After 16 years in Los Angeles, the founders of ExodusFX moved their video special effects business to the East Coast three years ago, finally choosing the Eastern NC City of Wilson because of its gigabit municipal broadband network. The boutique studio, which employs from 12 to 20 people depending on projects, first landed in West Virginia, which, says producer Brad Kalinoski, who founded ExodusFX with his wife Tinatsu Wallace, “Had terrible infrastructure.” They had moved there to be close to Wallace’s family, but it wasn’t workable. West Virginia officials basically told the firm that finding the speeds...

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Wilson’s municipal broadband network makes it a proud ultrafast broadband city

WILSON — Soon, people in the Triangle will have access to ultra-fast broadband via Google and other providers. In Wilson, NC, they’ve had it for seven years. In Wilson you can get 82 channels of basic cable, 40mbs Internet service and home phone plus with 11 calling features for $102.95 a month via its Greenlight city broadband network. Higher priced options provide additional cable TV offerings. Not only that, the Internet speeds are 40mbs for both uploads and downloads. Upload speeds that fast are almost unheard of from cable and other commercial providers. More typical upload speeds are 1mbs...

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