DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month. Here's a sampling of the increasing variety in streaming services.
AT&T's new video streaming service, creatively dubbed DirecTV Now, will launch Nov. 30, the communications giant says.
The trends of convergence have been with us for decades. While communications, content, and computing have been converging--and even the regulators of these industries--the actual regulation has not converged, and remains sector specific. Telecom regulators and competition authorities are challenged by these technological trends. Here's why in the view of U.K.-based Strand Consulting.
Frontier Communications, which offers telecommunications and high-speed Internet services across parts of the Triangle, is rolling out its Vantage TV, touting it as a "competitive option" to existing cable and satellite services.
Google Fiber is rolling out an update of its Fiber TV App, saying the change enables users to "play and record your favorite TV shows, sports, and movies with one tap."
Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.
Broadband may have been the star of the WRAL Techwire Executive Exchange held Friday in Wilson, the first city in North Carolina with a city-owned broadband service, Greenlight. But with only a few days to go before the election, maybe it was inevitable that politics would make a surprise appearance.
Virginia-based Lumos Network Corp., a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has agreed to acquire Clarity Communications Group, which operates a 730-mile fiber network across four states, with the majority in North Carolina. Financial details were not disclosed
Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin delivered the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event in Wilson last week that focused on the building of a gigabit economy. Here's what he had to say.
The non-profit organization explored the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network this week during NCREN Community Day.
"We are pleased to deliver year-over-year revenue growth and strong bottom-line results, which exceeded our expectations," said Chief Executive Officer Eddie Edwards in a statement. "Our fiber-to-the-X and wireless technologies were catalysts for this strong performance, especially in North America."
Whether you ride the free shuttle from the Triangle or drive yourself, getting to Wilson for Friday's 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' is easy.
CenturyLink, a provider of communications and high-speed Internet services in parts of the Triangle as well as much of eastern North Carolina, is buying Level 3 Communications for $24 billion. Plus: 7 reasons why the companies said they made the deal.
Here's how to get free access, ride to WRAL TechWire 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson on Friday, Nov. 4.