Charlotte Officials Working With Google On Early Stages Of New Fiber Optic Network
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Abhishek Mehta and his team at Tresata in Uptown Charlotte make up a next-generation software company that relies heavily on internet access. “If you can move data efficiently, fast, cheap, you can create innovation like none other,” said Tresata CEO Mehta. Tresata could benefit from a high-speed internet service called Google Fiber. It’s already available in three cities. Google is considering offering it in Charlotte and 33 other cities across the country. Center City Partners says the private investment in infrastructure could help with Charlotte’s competitive edge. “Bandwith, technology, light rail: all of those components make for a better, more attractive city,” said Center City Partners President & CEO Michael Smith.