Why does Lenoir, NC Gotta Get a Gigabit?
Lenoir, NC whom recently landed a Google Datacenter (see here)
is also attempting to land the gigabit project that promises to deliver 1gb per second data transfers to it’s businesses and residents. For a small city nestled near the mountains in Nc it’s chances are above average.
Lenoir has recently teamed up with Hickory, NC and created a catchy new slogan for the campaign. What is it? Gotta Get a Gigabit. Try and say that five times fast. What could landing this project mean? Well it would be a huge boost to the local economy that has been hit harder than most due to the predominantly furniture manufacturing base. Companies from all over would want to move to the area in order to take advantage of the insanely fast Gigabit data speeds. Among those that would benefit most would be; Web Firms, Web Hosting Datacenters like ThePlanet.com (largest server/hosting company in the world), as well as new media companies that deal with Video and other high bandwidth needs.
Google whom recently paid about $3 a foot to have fiber optic lines ran from the Lenoir Datacenter down 64-90 and then down 77 south to Statesville and beyond, will most likely be investing a similar amount of money in the local economy. Google took bids 3x on this last project and finally went with a company out of Florida who agreed to do the job at cost of just $3 per foot. ($3 a foot for directional boring of fiber optic cabling is cheap) . So it’s easy to see how much a fiber network to homes and businesses would be worth. (im guessing several million-several hundred million dollars, but this is just a guess)
Will Lenoir, NC get the new project? Only time will tell. Stay tuned, we plan to post more on the the town in weeks to come, and will surely be one of the first to post on the new Gigabit project. Thanks for reading, be sure to bookmark us and tell your friends. All comments welcome!