The #internet giant has drafted a contract with #raleigh 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 #gigabit-per-second service – nearly 100 times faster than most #broadband connections in the United States.
Raleigh hasn’t determined the location of the huts, though similar efforts toward #google fiber in Charlotte have identified 31 sites, including a fire station, a water tank and a cemetery.
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