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Posts tagged “AT&T”

July 31

Premium Lock Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

Updated July 31

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

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Updated July 30

Premium Lock AT&T says it will deploy fiber network in Charlotte; eyes Apex, Garner

AT&T "confirmed" Wednesday that it will build a fiber-optic network for ultrafast Internet and entertainment services in Charlotte. The company already is committed to building fiber in the Triangle and Winston-Salem as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

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Updated July 24

Premium Lock AT&T execs defend strategy even as cheaper wireless plans cut profits

AT&T     AT&T posts lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US. But AT&T execs defend their strategy.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

Updated July 18

Premium Lock With cities on board, N.C. Next Generation Network is rolling toward first big deployment target

When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.

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Updated July 17

Premium Lock Carrboro, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network               The Town of Carrboro and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. All six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

June 30

Premium Lock Report: N.C. not even in top 10 for U.S. broadband

Broadband technology firm Akamai's new report on global and U.S. broadband availability documents North Carolina's need for faster broadband service. The Tar Heel state isn't even in the top 10 - and the U.S. ranks seventh globally. But take heart, Americans, we are only 1 percentage point behind Latvia! As for 4K TV - well, our networks have a long way to go.

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Updated June 25

Premium Lock Chapel Hill, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network               Chapel Hill and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. Five of six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

June 25

Premium Lock AT&T says DirecTV deal could slow future price hikes

AT&T wants DirecTV   AT&T's CEO told Congress Tuesday that his company's purchase of DirecTV will help slow increases in programming prices, but won't lead to a decrease in prices.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.

Updated June 18

Premium Lock Raleigh, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

The City of Raleigh and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network in Raleigh. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

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June 18

Premium Lock Lingering email outage a black eye Time Warner Cable doesn't need

e-mail  Facing the threat of increased competition for high-speed Internet and cable TV customers, the last thing Time Warner Cable needed was a service problem. But it's got one - a week-long email "issue."

June 17

Premium Lock Tech giants seek through federal court to halt overseas snooping by US

NSA leaker Edward Snowden          Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and Apple are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

June 16

Premium Lock Latest broadband news on FCC, Net Neutrality, Cisco, TWC, AT&T, Telehealth

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same; Former Time Warner Cable CEO passes; FCC head says bad state laws are blocking high-speed broadband; public comments on net neutrality open; AT&T sells DirectTV merger in filing; and surgery in high-definition. Some of the latest broadband news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Durham: Fiber agreement with AT&T isn't exclusive

Fiber optic network               The City of Durham's agreement with AT&T for the deployment of an ultrafast Internet agreement is not exclusive and therefore doesn't preclude a similar agreement with Google, says Deputy City Manager Wanda Page.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Durham strikes agreement with AT&T for ultrafast Internet network

AT&T looks to grow   The City of Durham has reached an agreement with AT&T to deploy an ultrafast Internet network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. AT&T is seeking to build a fiber network ahead of Google, which has listed the Triangle as one of the targets for its Google Fiber network. Raleigh has given preliminary approval.

June 13

Premium Lock What's end game for AT&T in expanding to Durham? Meeting 'strong demand'

Thursday's agreement with the City of Durham for building of an ultrafast Internet network brings AT&T more than another step closer to deployment of the North Carolina Next Generation network. The move also takes the communication giant into what for it largely new market.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

Updated June 5

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $270,000 to 6 Triangle startups; how much each gets remains to be resolved

Dollar sign  From cloud computing to helping consumers get out of cellphone contracts to software that reduces "digital distractions," six Triangle firms are getting a financial boost from economic development group NC IDEA.

Updated June 5

Premium Lock Overlooked: AT&T-DirecTV deal means more fixed wireless broadband

AT&T is touting to regulators that its proposed acquisition of DirecTV would enable the combined company to speed up deployment for ultra-fast Internet and entertainment networks. But buried deep in an SEC filing, AT&T also offers the prospect of more fixed wireless broadband at cable-like speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear al a carte content offerings are on the menu.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

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