Something’s happening here – and it’s clear: Startup boom time – February 25, 2014

It’s well known among area entrepreneurs that something big is happening in the Triangle. And increasingly, people outside of startup circles understand, perhaps more vaguely, that good things are brewing.

Two recent developments underlined the potential and excitement — one of them being the proverbial ‘front page news’ and both of them tied to an essential ingredient of entrepreneurial success: connectivity.

Last week, Google announced it will engage with seven Triangle metros, including Durham and Raleigh, to see whether it can bring Fiber here. The service delivers internet connectivity at a fantastically fast rate. High-speed fiber is exciting and important not just for tech start-ups, but for anyone with an idea and a need to connect to the rest of the world to see it through.