A group of Charlottesville High School students gathered on the Downtown Mall Sunday afternoon to show support for Google Fiber.
It is a project that would bring Internet speeds of 100 gigabytes per second to the Charlottesville area; web speeds unlike anything Central Virginia has ever seen. Charlottesville High School senior Harrison Brookeman says he thinks the program would benefit homes and businesses.
"It's over 100 times faster than the current Internet service we have," he said. "It would allow you to download Avatar in 3D high-definition in 3 minutes, which is amazing, because that's a lot of data."
Communities nationwide are applying for the high-speed upgrade, completely paid for by Google.
You can nominate your community for the Google Fiber Program by clicking here.