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6:22 a.m. today

12 Days of Broadband, Day 10: Can NC classrooms really support digital learning?

Day 10 On the tenth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we spotlight the N.C. School Connectivity Initiative and how capacity, not access, is what experts say is preventing North Carolina schools from properly using digital learning to improve student outcomes.

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12 Days of Broadband, Day 9: Progress report on modernizing Communications Act

Day 9 On the ninth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we provide an update on two lawmakers leading efforts in Washington this year to update the regulations that govern the nation's communications networks.

Updated 6:27 a.m. Monday

12 Days of Broadband, Day 8: Broadband can solve global development gap

Day 8 On the eighth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look back to March when the Broadband Commission for Digital Development called broadband infrastructure the "universal catalyst" needed today for developing countries.

Updated December 12

12 Days of Broadband, Day 7: Blair Levin says Triangle well on way to next-gen Internet

Day 7 During WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event in October, world-renown broadband expert Blair Levin said the Triangle is primed for competitive bandwidth offerings from some of the best providers in the world.

December 11

FCC increases school, rural net funding; phone bills going up

FCC     The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year. The FCC also is mandating higher Internet speeds in rural areas for consumers.

December 11

Tech giants warn: Just say 'No' to net regulation

A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."

Tech giants oppose Internet regulation Tech giants oppose Internet regulation

December 11

12 Days of Broadband, Day 6: Internet of Things will thrive by 2025

Day 6 On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we turn to Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center which teamed up with Pew Research Center's Internet Project this year to survey thousands of technology experts on what they expect the future of the "Internet of Things" to look like.

December 10

12 Days of Broadband, Day 5: CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

Day 5 On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine the vast changes seen in education technology and networking over the years and the role of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer in North Carolina schools.

Updated December 9

No Google Fiber news today; Raleigh exec 'still expecting year-end decision'

Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh, says she is "still expecting a year-end decision" about whether Google Fiber will chose the Triangle for an ultra-fast Internet network. A Google exec at the event says "no announcements today."

Google's Jill Szuchmacher Google's Jill Szuchmacher

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December 9

12 Days of Broadband, Day 4: Electronic health records more popular than ever

Day 4 On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we highlight the significant increase in the use of electronic health records among the nation's physicians and how there is a growing need for high-speed connectivity in health care.

Updated December 8

AT&T formally launching ultra-fast Internet in parts of Triangle

AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later.

AT&T GigaPower  AT&T GigaPower

December 8

Premium Lock Fiber event shines spotlight on RTP as gigabit era begins

Fiber optic network                   Talk about good timing. The Fiber to the Home Council is putting on a two-day conference in Raleigh starting Tuesday. And it comes just hours after AT&T became the first provider saying it is offering service in Raleigh. Google Fiber news could loom, too. Meanwhile, Frontier continues its fiber rollout in Durham. For people wanting faster Internet, a new era is dawning,

December 8

12 Days of Broadband, Day 3: Net neutrality and future of the Internet

Day 3 On the third day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we highlight research released by the Sunlight Foundation in September that categorized 800,000 public comments on the FCC's net neutrality plan.

Updated December 5

Supreme Court to hear Cisco patent suit; Cisco sues another bitter rival

Cisco   The Supreme Court is taking up a patent infringement dispute between computer networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. and rival Commil USA. Also on Friday, Cisco filed a patent suit against another rival: Arista.

Updated December 5

12 Days of Broadband, Day 2: Broadband surpasses TV subscribers for first time ever

Day 2 On the second day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we look back to August when new research noted the number of broadband subscribers in the United States exceeded the number of cable TV subscribers for the first time in history.

December 4

12 Days of Broadband, Day 1: E-Rate modernization impacts almost everyone

12 Days of Broadband 2014 On the first day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we examine a busy year for E-Rate, and how policy reform and funding efforts for the country's largest education technology program may amend this month and what it could mean for North Carolina.

Updated December 3

Report: Streaming gains popularity at expense of TV

Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says. That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and other services.

Nielsen tracks latest viewing habits. Nielsen tracks latest viewing habits.

Updated December 2

Google Fiber creates NC company, paving legal way for possible network

Need more confirmation that Google really likes North Carolina and the Triangle for a Google Fiber network? The Internet giant has filed legal paperwork in N.C. for "Google Fiber North Carolina LLC." Google also eyes Charlotte as a possible site.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

Updated December 2

Premium Lock Google Fiber launches in Austin - a preview of what's to come for RTP?

It's official now: Google Fiber is offering service in parts of Austin with plans ranging from $0 per month (that's not a typo) to $130 which includes TV services. Is this a preview of what the Triangle can expect should Google pick RTP for deployment?

Updated December 2

Google Fiber exec to keynote gigabit conference in Raleigh

Fiber optic network                   With AT&T now saying it's deploying the North Carolina Next Generation Network and a fiber decision still possible from Google, there's more interest that ever in ultrafast Internet access for business and homes in the Triangle. An upcoming conference will provide plenty of insight into what to expect from fiber networks.

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