WRAL TechWire reports that Charlotte and the Triangle are moving forward in the Google Fiber planning process:

On Thursday, Google’s fiber team reported that all metro areas under expansion consideration had completed a “checklist of items” to help Google determine what cities might be the best targets.

That news came on the same day that Google Fiber advocates unveiled a film titled “FiberedUp” that is designed to help convince Google to pick the Triangle.

WRAL TechWire – Google Fiber: Triangle metros meet initial deadlines

Google says it hopes to expand its 1 gigabit fiber-optic network to 34 targeted cities in nine metropolitan areas.

The company expects to provide updates by the end of the year about which cities make the cut.

Watch the trailer for “FiberedUp” here.


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