Google Fiber is coming. It may be slow — the announcement back in January of 2015 feels so long ago, doesn’t it? — but it surely is coming.
Construction has already started in several parts of town, and we already where the work is initially focused (see map below).
We also know what it will cost: $50 for up to 100 Mbps, $70 for Gigabit and $130 for Gigabit and TV.
But now you can find out if Google Fiber will actually be coming to your apartment or condo.
Here’s a screenshot of the map on the Google Fiber page, so you can get a feel for where the service is headed. (It probably won’t come as a surprise that the largest concentration is around uptown.)
Bummed that your apartment isn’t on the list to get Fiber? You can pester your owner/property manager and have them get signed up to bring the Goog to the building.
Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable is rolling out its faster internet and AT&T has beaten Fiber to the punch by bringing its GigaPower Gigabit internet service to thousands of homes and apartments around the state.
You can use this handy-dandy map to find out if an apartment/condo complex offers the AT&T Gigabit service. See below for a screenshot of the Charlotte map.
So here’s the question: Do you wait for Google to come to town — the hype around Fiber has been huge, and I see the T-shirts everywhere — or do you sign up for AT&T and get the faster internet speeds now?
So you want faster internet? Do you plan to:
- Wait for Fiber -- The Goog for life. (50%, 119 Votes)
- Get annoyed that neither service is available in/coming to your neighborhood, dadgummit. (36%, 86 Votes)
- Get AT&T now -- forget waiting. (13%, 31 Votes)
Total Voters: 236
Top photo: Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer