March 1, 2010 

Lenoir and Hickory leaders are joining forces in the Google Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Business initiative. Lenoir and Hickory are teaming up in a collective effort to submit a stellar application in hopes of being the community Google chooses to build its super-fast fiber network.

The intent of the Google project is to eliminate the bandwidth bottleneck so that Google can develop and test high speed network applications, and Google will open their network to any and all service providers who want access to a large bandwidth "pipe" to businesses and households.

To learn how you can nominate Hickory and Lenoir for Google’s super-fast fiber network, visit