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Raleigh to consider Google Fiber ‘huts’ on city property for internet service

The giant has drafted a contract with to place what it calls “network huts” on city property. The huts are nine feet tall and would be surrounded by security fencing; Raleigh would charge Google $2,800 per hut per year.

The huts would house the network equipment that powers the internet service, which offers residential customers 1 -per-second service – nearly 100 times faster than most connections in the United States.

Raleigh hasn’t determined the location of the huts, though similar efforts toward fiber in Charlotte have identified 31 sites, including a fire station, a water tank and a cemetery.

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