Fiber Optics http://wunc.org en Gigabit Internet New To Four NC Cities http://wunc.org/post/gigabit-internet-new-four-nc-cities <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Winston-Salem have signed on to an agreement with AT&amp;T for high-speed fiber optic Internet service. The service operates at one gigabit per second, which translates to 25 song downloads per second. Still can't wrap your head around the incredible speed of fiber? Check out this video that uses water to demonstrate.</span><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IOERJ0fdUb4" width="560"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This ultra-fast Internet service is not new everywhere in the state. The cities of Wilson and Salisbury started working on their own fiber systems years ago. That was before a </span><a href="http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&amp;BillID=H129" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">2011&nbsp;state law</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> restricted municipalities from building publicly-owned broadband networks.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37631 at http://wunc.org Gigabit Internet New To Four NC Cities Wilson, N.C.: The Self-Described 'Gigabit City' http://wunc.org/post/wilson-nc-self-described-gigabit-city <p></p><p>The city of Wilson has finished installing a fiber optic Internet system.&nbsp; It's the first such project in North Carolina that will provide the city of about 50,000 people with ultra-high speed Internet.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:32:06 +0000 Will Michaels 18520 at http://wunc.org Wilson, N.C.: The Self-Described 'Gigabit City' Holly Springs Clears Fiber Optic Internet Project http://wunc.org/post/holly-springs-clears-fiber-optic-internet-project <p>The town of Holly Springs is interested in laying a fiber optic network that could lead to super high-speed Internet for local residents and businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>The Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with the project, which would install 16 miles of fiber optic cable in two loops underneath the town.&nbsp; Joanne Hovis is president of <a href="http://www.ctctechnologies.com/">CTC Technology</a>, which the town hired to design the network.&nbsp; She told the council at a recent meeting the service would start out as a communications system for the town, but lays the groundwork for Internet Service Providers to build commercial and residential connections. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:31:22 +0000 Will Michaels 17173 at http://wunc.org Holly Springs Clears Fiber Optic Internet Project