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Updated 6:31 a.m. today

Google Fiber, Triangle Literacy Council team to target 'Digital Inclusion'

Google Fiber Google Fiber, which is the process of building an ultra high-speed Internet network in the Triangle, is teaming with the Triangle Literacy Council to launch a mobile computing lab. Google Fiber also will fund a fellowship for its "digital inclusion" effort to help more people utilize the Internet.

12:35 p.m. yesterday

Gail Roper, City of Raleigh's CIO and a key to bringing fiber to Triangle, is resigning

Gail Roper Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh and a key player in the bringing of fiber-optic Internet networks to the Triangle, is resigning as of June 5. She's taking a job in the private sector.

Updated 9:58 a.m. Tuesday

CenturyLink fast Internet service targets much of eastern NC, Triangle

Fiber optic network                    CenturyLink is bringing fiber-optic Internet speeds to much of eastern North Carolina and parts of the Triangle, targeting what the communications company calls the "Fiber Gap." CenturyLink thus becomes the latest firm trying to cash in on the demand for ultra-fast net services.

Updated 8:37 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock AT&T CEO vs. FCC: 'These will not be the rules of the land ...'

Randall Stephenson Randall Stephenson, chair and CEO of AT&T, takes on the FCC in very blunt language during a presentation at a JPMorgan technology conference. AT&T has already sued against Internet regulation as imposed by the FCC and is also seeking a "stay" of some rules in another case. But Stephenson sees change on the horizon and thus AT&T will continue to invest in broadband. Our Insiders get the full story.

Updated 6:47 a.m. Monday

FCC: E-Rate reboot paying off for schools and libraries

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission said last week that schools and libraries throughout the country will receive full funding for their E-Rate program requests this year as a result of budget changes and the modernization policy adopted in 2014 by the commission.

Updated May 15

North Carolina sues FCC over Wilson community broadband decision

Greenlight North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission seeking to overturn the FCC's decision to allow the City of Wilson to expand its community broadband network service known as Greenlight. The state has been "aggrieved," according to Cooper.

Updated May 14

WRAL-TV to join CBS All Access

A screenshot of CBS' streaming product The Triangle CBS affiliate, WRAL-TV (locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Corp., the parent company) is among 13 new additions to CBS's All Access digital streaming service.

Tags: Broadband
May 14

AT&T, trade group take FCC fight to court in attempt to stop new rules

FCC        The trade group USTelecom and AT&T are not giving up their fight to stop FCC rules that would impose regulation on the Internet, taking their case to federal court. The FCC last week rejected a "stay" on the rules. But AT&T and the group insist they are not opposed to "net neutrality." They oppose overall net regulation, predicting a "Department of the Internet."

Updated May 12

Report: AT&T likely to win approval of $49B DirecTV deal

AT&T wants DirecTV    Federal regulators are likely to approve the $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV by AT&T, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. However, some conditions may still be imposed on the deal.

Updated May 11

Premium Lock FCC rejects any delay in Internet regulation rules

FCC        The FCC has rejected a "stay" in the full implementation of new regulations for the Internet, saying that carriers such as AT&T "failed to demonstrate" that other parties such as users "will not be harmed."

Updated May 11

FCC aims to help seniors grasp power of broadband

The Broadband Report: The FCC has announced a new webinar series aimed at helping seniors improve their overall quality of life by leveraging many of today's broadband-based technologies.

Broadband for Seniors Broadband for Seniors

Updated May 8

Chapel Hill to bring free Internet to public housing through AT&T, NC Next Generation Network

NC NGN The program will roll out to eight of the town's 13 public housing neighborhoods by the end of the year, bringing AT&T U-verse connections with speeds of up to 3 Mbps for five years. The company is participating in the program as part of an agreement with the N.C. Next Generation Network, an initiative of several municipalities and universities.

Updated May 4

AT&T launches high-speed Internet for businesses in Triangle

AT&T               As AT&T's "GigaPower" Internet service for consumers spreads across the Triangle, the telecommunications giant is now rolling out high-speed service targeting businesses. The Triangle "Business Fiber" rollout pits AT&T head-to-head with Frontier Communications in Durham County.

Updated May 4

Carriers have four months to accept billions to expand broadband

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Connect America Fund is now offering service providers nearly $1.7 billion to expand broadband to millions of rural Americans, and they have 120 days to accept or decline those offers on a state-level basis.

Updated May 1

AT&T, wireless trade groups ask FCC to 'stay' some broadband changes

FCC        AT&T and communications industry trade groups are asking the FCC to "stay" some of its recent decision to regulate Internet services. The "stay" request does not ask for a delay of fast lanes or throttling. But the providers are seeking relief from some of the ruling. Friday's request follows a lawsuit filed in April.

April 27

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Internet of things, gigabit Internet, DirectTV are next frontiers

AT&T GigaPower   Analysis: Many changes are afoot at AT&T, as a review of its latest earnings report and what's happening across the company shows. For example: AT&T will capitalize on IoT and new acquisitions to offset decelerating phone subscriber growth in 2015, writes analyst Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

Updated April 27

AT&T, video streamers among big winners in Comcast-TWC deal collapse

Comcast Time Warner Cable The breakdown of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is being seen as a blow to Comcast and the cable industry in general. Conversely, it's being hailed as a victory for consumer advocates and the competitors of the two companies.

Updated April 27

Internet2 Summit attracts global, local networking leaders

The Broadband Report: In 2014, Internet2 ushered in a new era with their first Global Summit. This year's event this week in Washington, D.C. looks to be even bigger and better than its predecessor. Two MCNC executives from RTP are among the presenters.

Community: Leading the Way Community: Leading the Way

April 21

Premium Lock Charlotte participating in multicity Gigabit Hackathon

Gigabit Hackathon Charlotte is participating in a multi-city Gigabit Hackathon May 1-3 in which teams develop applications using Gigabit Internet.

Tags: Broadband
Updated April 20

Premium Lock Latest news on Tiger Eye Sensor, Apple Watch, the Pope's iPad

Bulldog Tiger Eye Sensor founder among finalists for SBA competition; Apple Watch delivery delayed; the Pope's iPad sells for $30,500; Steve Case honored., Republic Wireless, NC School of Science and Math.

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