Weekend Open Thread: What will Google Fiber Mean for Orange County and the Triangle?

Everyone has heard by now that Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle, including Chapel Hill and Carrboro (but not Hillsborough or rural Orange County), for those lucky enough to live in a neighborhood or apartment building that Google deems worthy to provide service to. What do you think this means for us locally? How will this help, or hinder, our efforts to repair the digital divide? With some real competition help bring down prices for other broadband? What will this mean for the NC Next Generation Network?

Let us know what you think about this, or whatever else is on your mind, in this weekend's open thread.

Total votes: 102
 

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