said by FFH:Project GreenLight, Fibrant, and my provider would disagree. RTP is in Durham and everything from RTP through Raleigh has been settled by transplanted Northerners. After all, the people who work in RTP don't live there, the options for living in RTP are extremely limited as RTP is a small area dominated by huge business campuses. (IBM's has over 13,000 employees for example.)
Research Triangle Park(RTP) near Raleigh is an anomoly. It is NE US high tech liberals transplanted to NC. It is an island in a sea of southerners. 1 Gbps there won't move elsewhere in NC.