The Lake Norman communities of Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville are among the many municipalities in the running for the much-coveted Google Fiber project.
Google announced plans in February to build and test “ultra high-speed broadband networks” in select communities. Speeds could extend upward of 1 gigabit per second for the project, which would reach between 50,000 to 500,000 people.
MI-Connection submitted an 8-minute long video containing information and demographics about the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville. The video highlighted the community’s need for speed, touting the region’s motorsports industry, as well as its corporations, such as Lowe’s and Ingersoll Rand, and Davidson College.
Google has received hundreds of requests from municipalities across the country. Huntersville has also submitted interest, according to the Google’s website.
“There was a tremendous amount of interest – 36 different communities that applied just in North Carolina,” said Alan Hall, general manager for MI-Connection. “We’re up against some pretty tough competition.”
Google has said it would announce these locations by the end of the year.
“Do we have a great opportunity? Yes, absolutely,” Hall said. “What’s Google thinking? We don’t know.”