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Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.
Often at odds with the FCC over such debates as "net neutrality," communications giants AT&T and Verizon as well as two industry groups had only words of praise with the fed regulatory agency after it voted to open up spectrum for the next generation of wireless communications: 5G.
Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news
In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.
Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.
Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.
AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.
A federal appeals court has upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. AT&T says it will appeal. Activists in favor of the rules celebrate.
Gaze into the Cisco crystal ball ... In less than four years, people worldwide will be using smartphones more than PCs while sending and receiving data at ever-faster speeds. Meanwhile, the Internet of Things explosion will mean more than three times the number of net-connected devices than humans.
In today's "Tech links" wrapup of other media reports about news affecting the Triangle: AT&T reports blistering speeds at 5G lab; GSK loses bid to toss Avandia racketeering lawsuits; IBM wins a $300 million contract; and Lenovo adds new data center products as well as new partners.
AT&T's expansion of its fiber and wireless networks in the Triangle have cost the company some $325 million over the past three years. That's the most the communications giant has invested in any geography across the state. Plus, streaming for DirecTV is coming.
Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices
In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.
Analysis: AT&T is revamping its mobility strategies to improve organic revenue growth, writes Steve Vachon, an analyst with Technology Business Research. The communications giant reported its latest earnings on Tuesday, and Vachon offers in-depth analysis.
A federal appeals court in Nashville could decide the fate of last year's FCC decision that overruled state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee prohibiting municipal networks from offering broadband services outside city limits.
Many users of the Internet, especially those who rely on the net for video, have watched the "net neutrality" debate intensely, and a lot of individuals as well as businesses have called on the FCC to implement access rules. A big voice in the battle for "neutrality" was Netflix. Now it turns out big carriers such as Verizon and AT&T were not at fault for throttling down net speeds. Netflix was - by its own admission. For that, the company deserves a lot of catcalls, and a think tank gives Netflix its first "Tech Hypo(crite) Award."
The stunning confession that Netflix has been throttling wireless video over AT&T and Verizon networks triggered an avalanche of incredulous news headlines - and a heated reaction from AT&T. After all, the carriers have been blamed for throttling in the past. Go figure.
Like other cable and satellite companies, AT&T is trying to make it a little easier to sign up for traditional TV. The communications giant says it will launch three Internet streaming options later this year.
AT&T has filed a lawsuit against the City of Louisville, seeking to overturn a new ordinance that would grant Google Fiber and other companies to hang fiber from utility poles which AT&T owns. Google says it's "standing with Louisville."
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