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(CIX: WRAL30)  1,100.41  up arrow+1.23  (0.11 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Apple)  101.32  up arrow+0.74  (0.74 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: QUINTILES)  55.74  down arrow-0.6  (-1.07 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(OP: BASF SE)  101.67  down arrow-1.03  (-1 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: BioCryst)  12.82  up arrow+0.21  (1.67 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: BioDelivery)  13.82  up arrow+0.36  (2.67 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: CEMP)  9.45  up arrow+0.08  (0.85 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Cisco Systems)  24.65  down arrow-0.24  (-0.96 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Cree)  45.15  up arrow+0.08  (0.18 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: DARA)  1.26  up arrow+0.01  (0.74 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  29.64  up arrow+0.02  (0.07 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  5.33  up arrow+0.1  (1.91 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: FB)  74.57    (0 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: GLAXOSMITHKLINE)  47.68  down arrow-0.02  (-0.04 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: GOOG)  582.56  down arrow-0.81  (-0.14 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: IBM)  190.41  down arrow-0.82  (-0.43 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: LH)  106.22  down arrow-0.6  (-0.56 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(OP: Lenovo Group)  30.48  down arrow-0.17  (-0.55 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: MRK)  59.17  up arrow+0.32  (0.54 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  45.15  down arrow-0.07  (-0.15 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: NTAP)  41.00  up arrow+0.08  (0.2 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  88.95    (0 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  45.09  up arrow+0.22  (0.48 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: PFIZER)  28.92  up arrow+0.1  (0.35 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Pozen)  7.77  up arrow+0.05  (0.58 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NY: RED HAT)  62.11  up arrow+0.54  (0.88 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: BBRY)  9.94  up arrow+0.1  (0.96 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: Salix)  158.96  up arrow+0.66  (0.42 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
(NQ: SQI)  15.40  up arrow+0.34  (2.26 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Aug 22 2014
3:52 p.m. Wednesday

MCNC's chief technology officer joins lineup for 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference

Fiber optic network            Mark Johnson, chief technology officer at MCNC and a former executive with Internet 2, is part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS.

2:24 p.m. Wednesday

AT&T to beat Google with gigabit Internet in Silicon Valley

AT&T GigaPower AT&T says it will offer its ultrafast Internet and entertainment service in Google's backyard of Cupertino, Calif. AT&T is ramping up its GigaPower network in the Triangle, other metro areas in North Carolina, and across the country while Google Fiber offers its service in select markets.

Updated 11:25 a.m. Monday

'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference tickets now on sale

Fiber optic network            Tickets to WRAL TechWire's half-day conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" are now available. WRAL TechWire Insider subscribers can attend free of charge but must register online for a ticket. The cost for non-subscribers is $49, and with that fee you receive a one-year Insider membership.

Updated 8:08 a.m. Monday

Report: Broadband surpasses TV subscribers for first time

The Broadband Report: The number of broadband subscribers at top pay TV firms has surpassed the number of pay TV subscribers for the first time in history, according to data from Leichtman Research Group.

Broadband vs. TV Broadband vs. TV

Updated August 12

Premium Lock Preview of what's coming to RTP: AT&T ramps to 'gigapower' in Austin

AT&T is in the process of engineering its ultrafast Internet footprint in the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative, and a preview of what's coming began Monday in Texas. Customers in Austin can now get access to gigabit Internet in some areas. Here's a look at what AT&T is offering and what competitors are doing.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

August 12

Premium Lock Internet speedometer report shows N.C. is s-l-o-w

How fast - or slow, depending on your point of view - is overall Internet access in North Carolina? How about slower than in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and especially Virginia? In fact, the tar Heel state ranks 30th, according to a new report. The data shows new fiber networks can't be deployed quickly enough to satisfy net users thirsting for speed.

Caution is out  - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C. Caution is out - yellow - for Internet speed in N.C.

August 11

Studies show electronic health records more popular than ever

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: Significant increases in the use of electronic health records among the nation's physicians and hospitals are detailed in two new studies highlighting the growth and need for high-speed connectivity and bandwidth.

August 6

NeoNova extends reach on West Coast

The cloud services provider has been selected by Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative in California for managed cloud-based services and email, in this latest move of continued growth for the Raleigh-based firm.

NeoNova NeoNova

Updated August 5

Latest news on Microsoft, Apple, GSK, municipal broadband, Google and MCS

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: The real difference between Microsoft and Apple; Novo Nordisk leapfrogs Glaxo as U.K. drug giant declines; U.S. Map shows more community-owned broadband networks than expected; Google email scan leads to sex offender arrest; and Metrics Contract Services adopt new name and logo.

August 4

CeCTO program embraces changes in education technology

The Broadband Report: Fourteen new candidates will kick-off the fifth cohort of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program this week at UNC Chapel Hill. One of Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" will be the keynote speaker at the first class scheduled on Wednesday.

CeCTO CeCTO

Updated July 31

Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh

Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.

Time Warner Cable worker checks network Time Warner Cable worker checks network

Updated July 30

AT&T says it will deploy fiber network in Charlotte; eyes Apex, Garner

AT&T "confirmed" Wednesday that it will build a fiber-optic network for ultrafast Internet and entertainment services in Charlotte. The company already is committed to building fiber in the Triangle and Winston-Salem as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

July 28

NTIA: Faster broadband, reaching more

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: Access to high-speed internet has become a necessity for communities and businesses, and the latest data from the National Broadband Map shows that it continues to be available to more Americans than ever.

July 22

Premium Lock Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

July 22

Premium Lock Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock Facebook enters Wi-Fi space in Rutherford County Schools

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: The Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook are launching a pilot program to bring free Wi-Fi to local students.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T touts its GigaPower

Updated July 18

Premium Lock With cities on board, N.C. Next Generation Network is rolling toward first big deployment target

When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Carrboro, AT&T reach agreement on ultrafast Internet network

Fiber optic network            The Town of Carrboro and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. All six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.

July 16

Premium Lock Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV

The new SlingTV is identical to the Slingbox 500 currently on the market, but with new software to recommend things to watch. On the living-room TV, you can see scores and stats for games currently on TV, along with a guide to what's exciting at the moment, such as a team making a comeback. The new software will also give you more information on movies and TV shows.

Sling's SlingTV  Sling's SlingTV

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