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5:28 a.m. today

FCC to propose pay-for-priority, faster Internet delivery

Broadband  The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

1:49 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock MCNC expands network capabilities in deal with Sentinel Data Centers

MCNC, the operator of the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network, is adding capabilities to its own fiber and data infrastructure in a deal with Durham-based Sentinel Data Centers.

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1:14 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Cisco picks RTP as a hub for new 'Threat Defense' service

Cisco Cisco is rolling out a new "Managed Threat Defense" offering to help networks deal with mounting security challenges. RTP will be one of two hubs for the service, according to Network World.

Updated 12:37 p.m. Tuesday

AT&T joins investment group to launch $500M online video venture

AT&T The move comes amid rapid growth in online video services. AT&T, a telecoms giant, already offers TV content through its U-Verse service, which competes with more traditional cable TV providers. With online video, though, it could attract customers of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services - including people who've stopped paying for traditional broadcast, cable or satellite TV.

Updated 1:37 p.m. Monday

AT&T expands gigabit Internet plan to more Triangle, NC markets

AT&T touts its GigaPower AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas, several of which are in the Triangle and North Carolina. Apex, Garner and Morrisville have been added to the Triangle target list that already includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carborro and Cary.

Updated 5:27 a.m. Monday

National broadband events spotlight hot trends in networking

The Broadband Report  The Broadband Report: From Silicon Valley to the nation's capital, high-speed connectivity and gigabit speed are front and center on the national networking agenda this spring.

5:20 a.m. Monday

Week in review: The 46 latest headlines from WRALTechWire

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRALTechWire last week.

April 16

Raleigh signs on to AT&T ultra-fast Internet plan

The Raleigh City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager and attorney to contract with AT&T to bring the communications provider's next-generation internet and cable service to local residents.

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Updated April 16

Wake Forest is test bed for gigabit internet

RST Fiber began installing the fiber Tuesday that the company says will bring internet speeds up to 100 times faster than cable to Triangle-area homes.

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April 15

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads Internet.org, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

April 15

Netflix's Comcast streaming deal improves quality of video

Netflix Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network. The data released Monday by Netflix Inc. may become another flash point in a debate about whether the Federal Communications Commission should draw up new rules to ensure that all online content providers are treated the same by Internet service providers.

Updated April 14

The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week

The Broadband Report  Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.

April 14

Week in review: The 21 latest headlines from WRALTechWire

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire last week.

Updated April 10

Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

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April 10

NCNGN issues full statement about AT&T network proposal

NC NGN Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.

April 8

Comcast argues Time Warner Cable takeover will help consumers

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast says the $45 billion takeover will allow it to boost Internet speeds for Time Warner Cable Inc. customers, provide better video on demand service and broaden its commitment to "Net neutrality" -- the idea that Internet providers should not discriminate against web traffic.

Updated April 7

Internet2 to unveil electric vehicles for 'Internet of Things' projects

The Broadband Report: Internet2 will launch a university-based initiative in conjunction with Innova UEV Inc. this week in Denver to provide four unique data-gathering electric vehicles to campuses across the country.

Driving the Internet of Things  Driving the Internet of Things

Updated April 4

AT&T highlights network investments in North Carolina

AT&T AT&T said Friday that between 2011 and 2013, wireless and wireline investments in Durham and Chapel Hill totaled more than $90 million with more than $1.6 billion spent all across North Carolina networks.

Updated April 3

Amazon in your living room? Giant unveils $99 TV streaming device

Amazon The company says its $99 Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming services such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast.

March 31

World leaders say broadband can solve global development gap

World Leaders The Broadband Report: The Broadband Commission for Digital Development said last week that access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within the reach of all.

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