Frontier is rolling out its top gun - chairman CEO Maggie Wilderotter - on Thursday for its big network expansion and upgrade in Durham on Thursday. Look for Frontier to announce its own fiber network plans as it prepares to take on AT&T. And the American Tobacco Campus is the first "ground zero" battlefield.
The Broadband Report: A new report from the Aspen Institute looks at how - in an age of instant and abundant information - public libraries can drive community advancements unlike any other public institution.
CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. But it's not available in Raleigh yet where WRAL-TV plans to "evaluate" it.
Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?
Frontier Communications plans to announce on Oct. 23 details about its own gigabit Internet service in Durham County. The announcement sets the stage for head-to-head competition with AT&T, which is bringing its U-verse with GigaPower to the Triangle.
At the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange, service provider panelists made impactful announcements about the future of fiber in the Triangle. Not the least of these: Durham's getting fiber.
Whether North Carolina wants to attract large companies to the state or support its growing entrepreneurial hubs, high speed broadband networks are as important as water, electricity and other infrastructure, according to speakers on the business opportunities panel at the WRAL TechWire "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" event Monday.
Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.
The Triangle region now has the prospect for multiple competitive offerings of the best bandwidth in the world, Blair Levin, former chief of staff at the Federal Communications Commission, told guests Monday at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference sponsored by WRALTechWire.
SAS EVP Keith Collins used examples of remote medicine and big data in agriculture to prove the advantages of broadband coming to North Carolina.
Pat Moody, CEO of MCNC which operates the state-wide fiber-based North Carolina Research and Education Network, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event that faster networks mean exciting times.
What AT&T's GigaPower network is providing in Austin, Texas, will soon be coming to the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. And Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle conference that faster speeds means many opportunities for consumers as well as businesses.
In a precursor to what the Triangle can expect from the North Carolina Next Generation Network, AT&T on Monday says it is ramping up its "Gigapower" network in Austin, Texas, to gigabit speeds. Plus, Wi-Fi speed will be doubled.
If you are following the power and money in this growing Internet of Everything world as described by Cisco's John Chambers, then you know that fiber is the highway on which it will run. Gigabit Internet is going to change the way we live. And that's why a lot of powerful people, including investors, will be at WRAL TechWire's "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference. Gigabit Internet, in the words of wiz angel investor Dave Gardner, "a game-changer." We are getting gigabit Internet in RTP with or without Google Fiber because of the N.C. Next Generation Network and AT&T. Get ready for a fast ride.
In the first of a new series, "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," WRAL TechWire Insider Jason Parker reports how Google Fiber is transforming Kansas City. Gigabit Internet is coming to the Triangle, too, through the North Carolina Next Generation Network which will be built by AT&T. So what can we expect? Insiders can access Parker's exclusive report.
Don't miss your opportunity to hear about the future of broadband when Blair Levin keynotes the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference at SAS on Monday. Levin led fast-Internet strategy at the FCC, headed up the Gig. U university gigabit Internet consortium and this week was named a fellow at the prestigious Brookings Institute.
Former N.C. Governor Bev Perdue, who championed the expansion of broadband access during her term, will be one of the speakers at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13. Also, UNC-Wilmington executive Jim Roberts joins the panelist lineup.
With presenters from AT&T, MCNC, SAS, a keynote address from former FCC executive Blair Levin who helped create the nation's broadband strategy, and panelists from startups to global enterprises, the lineup is set for the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13 at SAS.
Google Fiber isn't expected to announce until year's end whether the Triangle will be one of its next markets,. But the Internet giant's representatives were in the Triangle again recently, examining what it calls "Digital Inclusion" programs designed to bring Internet benefits to everyone. Meanwhile, Google Fiber also continues to look for two "Community Impact Managers," one for Durham, the other for Raleigh. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.