Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated 3:41 p.m. Friday

First WRAL TechWire Hall of Famers: Five pillars of NC's tech success

The first five recipients of WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame honors for lifetime achievement are well-known contributors to the growing, evolving success of North Carolina's high tech, life science and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Updated April 13

AT&T stops its billionth robocall

FCC has resources to help stop robocalls Do you get frequent annoying robocalls? AT&T brags that it has blocked its billionth unwanted robocall using a new program that detects them via network data analysis. Proposed FCC rules could help all carriers take action to stop the calls

April 10

AT&T preps for 5G with $1.25B buy of Straight Path

The Broadband Report       AT&T is buying Virginia-based Straight Path in a $1.2 billion all-stock deal that provides the communications giant with wireless spectrum across the top 40 U.S. metropolitan markets. The company says the acquisition positions itself for delivery of forth-coming, faster 5G wireless services.

April 4

Trump signs bill overriding FCC data privacy rules

Cybersecurity President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill that wipes away rules passed by the FCC last year to protect data and privacy for customers utilizing Internet Service Providers.

Updated March 31

AT&T wins multi-billion-dollar contract to build first responder network (+ video)

AT&T wins a multi-year contract to build a nation-wide high-speed network for first responders and says it will invest $40 billion in building it. The communications giant will receive up to $6.5 billion in funding from an independent arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce as well as access to wireless spectrum. Plus: Deatils about the network and video.

March 24

Premium Lock AT&T expands fiber network in Triad, boosts NC wireless capacity

AT&T                          Responding to what it says is growing customer demand and usage, AT&T is expanding both its fiber footprint and wireless networks in North Carolina.

February 28

Premium Lock Wake County first in NC to upgrade 911 with new AT&T service

AT&T                          Wake County is upgrading its 911 service with a new offering from AT&T that the county and company say will improve the system's reliability and, at some point, support text, photos and video.

February 28

Premium Lock Customers may see benefits as cellphone wars rage on

Cellphones The so-called cellphone wars are raging, much to the delight of some customers.

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

Updated February 7

Premium Lock NC CEOs to launch reading initiative

Jim Goodnight     On Feb. 9 at Creech Road Elementary School, the leaders of some of North Carolina's most prominent businesses - inlcuding SAS, Red Hat and AT&T, will spearhead the national release of a report from the Business Roundtable (BRT), "Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It."

February 2

Premium Lock Sprint ends 2016 on high note but still faces challenges

Sprint Analysis: Sprint has resurfaced as a stronger competitor within the postpaid phone market, exemplified by the carrier outperforming Verizon and AT&T in postpaid phone net additions for the fourth consecutive quarter in 4Q16. But what's ahead in 2017?

January 31

Premium Lock As fiber expansion continues AT&T gears up for ultra-fast AirGig trials

Project AirGig - utilizing patented technology to transmit data at fiber-like speeds over power lines - is coming closer to reality at AT&T with "at least" two trials coming this fall. Meanwhile, the communications will continue expanding its fiber network in the Triangle and elsewhere while also testing next-generation wireless broadband (5G).

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Earnings reflect organic growth struggles

AT&T                          Analysis: AT&T reports a year-to-year decline in consolidated revenue for the first time in nearly four years, reflecting its struggle to increase growth organically, says Technology Business Research analyst Steve Vachon.

January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

Laying fiber Laying fiber

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