Representing the towns of Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius, North Carolina, MI-Connection has submitted their application to become a test site for Google’s experimental fiber network, “Fiber for Communities.” The selected municipality will work with Google to provide fiber-to-the-home at speeds of 1 gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today. Davidson Town Commissioner, Tim Dreffer believes the three towns are an excellent candidate for the test. “We are the perfect size, we have the perfect mix of urban and rural, we have a great location and best of all we already have the majority of the fiber needed in the ground!” Alan Hall, General Manager for MI-Connection agrees. “We have excellent demographics, outstanding weather and a fiber-rich cable system that is within thirty feet of Google’s existing fiber backhaul giving them what they need the most – speed to market.”
One of the many selection criteria to be a test site is the demonstration of community support. Google is inviting residents to express their interest in the fiber optic trial by nominating their community. All residents of Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius are encouraged to do this by visiting www.migoogleconnection.com. Click on the button, “Nominate Your Community.” Then tell Google why you think your community should “Think Big with a Gig.” It takes less than five minutes and could bring a great opportunity to the area.
Google is planning to build, and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. They will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000, and potentially up to 500,000 people. Their goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone.
MI-Connection is the community-owned and locally operated cable and Internet system proudly serving the towns of Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius in the counties of Mecklenburg and Iredell in North Carolina.