North Carolina Gigabit Broadband Plan Adds New City


The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative is adding it’s next gigabit city. Winston-Salem city officials have made a new agreement with AT&T for the service. AT&T will provide U-verse with GigaPower over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second.

The NCNGN is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to encourage development of high-speed broadband networks in the state.

The investment from AT&T is in addition to its ongoing investment to expand its fiber network to tens of thousands of North Carolina residents and businesses over the next two years. Five other cities are are looking at gigabit service including Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.

“We’ve already received great input from North Carolinians eager for the fastest available speeds,” said Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T-North Carolina. Indeed the demand for broadband that would put the US on par with most other countries is strong.