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Google Fiber announced last week it is considering the Triangle—specifically Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Cary, Raleigh and Garner—as a place to launch its next high-speed network.

1,000 Megabytes per second
Google Fiber's connection speed

Hong Kong
Country with the fastest average Internet speed, at 63.6 Mbps

9
U.S. ranking worldwide in average Internet speeds, at 36.6 Mbps

17
Percentage of North Carolina households with fixed Internet service the FCC deems "the minimum required to engage in modern life."

$70
Price for Google Fiber Internet only

$120
for Internet plus TV

Source: Akamai Technologies, FCC


Cities currently enrolled in Google Fiber Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. | Provo, Utah | Austin, Texas

Cities and metro areas competing for the next round of Google Fiber expansion

Raleigh-Durham | Charlotte | Salt Lake City | San Antonio| Nashville, Tenn. Portland, Ore. | Atlanta | San Jose, Calif | Phoenix

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