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The need for speed


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

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

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

Price for Google Fiber Internet only

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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