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Frontier Communications is providing the Triangle's first taste of gigabit Internet speeds - some 100 times faster than cable connections - at several Durham and Research Triangle Park locations. Capitol Broadcasting plans fast wireless access at Bulls stadium. An RTP building also is being rewired to support gigabit access for tenants. But gigabit service is not cheap.
Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.
Frontier Chair and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is kicking off the launch of the first gigabit Internet service in the Triangle at an event in Durham today. AT&T is coming, and look for Google Fiber to hit town in December. But for now, Frontier is the only game in the Triangle.
AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.
Frontier is rolling out its top gun - chairman CEO Maggie Wilderotter - on Thursday for its big network expansion and upgrade in Durham on Thursday. Look for Frontier to announce its own fiber network plans as it prepares to take on AT&T. And the American Tobacco Campus is the first "ground zero" battlefield.
At the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange, service provider panelists made impactful announcements about the future of fiber in the Triangle. Not the least of these: Durham's getting fiber.
What AT&T's GigaPower network is providing in Austin, Texas, will soon be coming to the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. And Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle conference that faster speeds means many opportunities for consumers as well as businesses.
In a precursor to what the Triangle can expect from the North Carolina Next Generation Network, AT&T on Monday says it is ramping up its "Gigapower" network in Austin, Texas, to gigabit speeds. Plus, Wi-Fi speed will be doubled.
Former N.C. Governor Bev Perdue, who championed the expansion of broadband access during her term, will be one of the speakers at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13. Also, UNC-Wilmington executive Jim Roberts joins the panelist lineup.
With presenters from AT&T, MCNC, SAS, a keynote address from former FCC executive Blair Levin who helped create the nation's broadband strategy, and panelists from startups to global enterprises, the lineup is set for the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13 at SAS.
Google Fiber isn't expected to announce until year's end whether the Triangle will be one of its next markets,. But the Internet giant's representatives were in the Triangle again recently, examining what it calls "Digital Inclusion" programs designed to bring Internet benefits to everyone. Meanwhile, Google Fiber also continues to look for two "Community Impact Managers," one for Durham, the other for Raleigh. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.
Just as Google Fiber posted a blog about its efforts to address "digital divide" issues, The Wall Street Journal publishes a story headlined: "Google Fiber Leaves a Digital Divide" with this subhead: "Survey Finds Few Low-Income Residents in Kansas City Subscribe to Superfast Service." But is this Google's fault? And what are the implications for the North Carolina Next Generation Network?
New Windows sneak peak; U-verse to Wilmington; Cisco's $1B cloud move; China OKs iPhone 6; Ireland-Apple tax deal
In today's technology news wrapup: Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Windows; AT&T takes U-verse to Wilmington; Cisco expands cloud network; China OKs new iPhones after security assurances; and the EU presses Ireland about Apple tax breaks.
Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK
In today's wrapup of technology news: Automated Insights gets big press for fantasy football program; DirecTV shareholders OK AT&T deal; the FBI criticizes new data protection of Apple and Google devices; and the FAA gives OK for use of drones in movie making.
While Google Fiber mulls where to deploy its gigabit Internet network in coming months, its project in Austin, Texas, is well underway with machines burying cable and technicians stringing more fiber from utility poles. But what has WRAL TechWire been told about Google Fiber in the triangle? Our Insiders find out.
Cisco execs sell $19M in shares; Nortel trial nears end; GSK launches 2 startups; Salix $100M settlement; AT&T Amazon bundle
In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: Several Cisco executives sell $19 million in shares; Nortel's huge bankruptcy trial nears end; GSK launches two startups; Salix reaches a $100M settlement; and AT&T's new entertainment bundle includes Amazon Prime.
Gigabit Internet access is becoming a reality in the Triangle, and a first-of-its-kind report about the economic impact of ultrafast networks shows that communities where fiber-optic access is deployed are enjoying a "positive impact on economic activity."
AT&T says it will offer its ultrafast Internet and entertainment service in Google's backyard of Cupertino, Calif. AT&T is ramping up its GigaPower network in the Triangle, other metro areas in North Carolina, and across the country while Google Fiber offers its service in select markets.
Verizon tops AT&T as the most reliable and fastest wireless service provider in the Triangle and across North Carolina, according to test data compiled by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T, which topped the survey in 2013, did score best in texting.