Posted Mar. 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Premium Lock AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

Published: 2015-03-28 10:00:00
Updated: 2015-03-28 10:00:00

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AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money....

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The ONLY reason why TWC is opening up their bandwidth offerings is because Google Fiber chose the triangle to deploy their product. They could have done this years ago. The DOCSIS 3.1 spec provides the tech specs to operate at 1GB/s but why would you think TWC would magically start availing that to customers when the previous version, 3.0, was ratified in 2009 and TWC is only now (in April of 2015) making that available to customers?
"The network promises Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit - hundreds times faster than cable TV access."

No it isn't hundreds of times faster. TWCable's standard speed is 20 megabits/sec, that makes gigabit 50 times faster. And TWCable's current fastest speed in NC is 50 megabits, that makes it only 20 times faster. And after the Maxx upgrades come for TWCable in April sometime, their fastest speed will be 300 megabits, with gigabit just being a little over 3 times the speed.

And next year, DOCSIS 3.1 becomes official, and that provides speeds of 1 gigabit and up to 10 gigabits/sec.
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