Race builds for super-fast broadband in NC cities - WSPA.com

Race builds for super-fast broadband in NC cities

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. - A telecommunications giant says it could start offering broadband Internet service in North Carolina that's ten times faster than anything now available.

AT&T said Thursday it's in talks with a group of North Carolina research universities and communities to build a network offering 1 gigabit per second speed. The company says that speed allows an HD online movie to download in about 30 seconds.

Cleveland County-based RST Fiber said last month it's already installed 3,000 miles of fiber optics across North Carolina and is weeks away from offering 1 gigabit service to areas of Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville.

Charlotte technology leaders are pushing for Google to pick the city from among nine U.S. metro areas for its Google Fiber data network. Advocates say the service would attract jobs and businesses.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:04 GMT
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.