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Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Revamping mobility strategies key to growth

AT&T                   Analysis: AT&T is revamping its mobility strategies to improve organic revenue growth, writes Steve Vachon, an analyst with Technology Business Research. The communications giant reported its latest earnings on Tuesday, and Vachon offers in-depth analysis.

Updated 5:35 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside's redesign: Delivering 'device-optimized content'

So what's it like to redesign from bottom to top one of the nation's most popular regional news portals? How does a website today need to be built today to deal with more mobile users relying on an increasing number of device types and meeting demand for faster response? Jason Priebe, who heads technology development for Capitol Broadcasting's New Media Group, talks about the redesign of, which launched on Wednesday. The award-winning site has been remodeled to improve navigation, support higher-quality video and photographs, and is designed to operate more easily across multiple devices from smartphones to desktop computers. technology team technology team

April 21

Apps in, box out at Comcast; Virgin Galactic exercises; Chinese electric buses in US; Apple earnings delay

Bulldog In today's wrapup of science and technology news: Comcast plans to use apps rather than cable boxes; Virgin Galactic back at Spaceport USA; Chinese firm finds success with electric buses in U.S.; and Apple delays its earnings for a funeral.

April 20

Google Fiber seeking applications for digital inclusion fellowships

Google Fiber Google Fiber and partner Nonprofit Technology Network are seeking applications for its second round of Digital Inclusion Fellowships.

April 18

Did drone hit jet?; VR privacy; Canada's PM on quantum computing; House-FCC debate

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Pilots believe jet struck drone; concerns about privacy and virtual reality; Canada's prime minister talks quantum computing; and the U.S. House moves to block possible broadband price increases by FCC.

April 18

Premium Lock Groups question Obama's support of set-top box choices

The Broadband Report       President Obama on Friday declared openly his support of a proposed FCC plan that would give consumers more control over set-top boxes. Two groups immediately raised concerns about the president's declaration.

April 15

Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

April 4

Drones nearer commercial use; FCC won't probe Netflix; Apple hurt by FBI scrap?; solar firms target NY

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The FAA moves closer to approving drones for commercial deliveries; the FCC won't investigated Netflix for throttling video; its dispute with the FBI could hurt Apple's brand; and solar developers eye New York.

Updated March 28

Premium Lock Will FCC ruling on city-owned broadband be overturned?

The Broadband Report       A federal appeals court in Nashville could decide the fate of last year's FCC decision that overruled state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee prohibiting municipal networks from offering broadband services outside city limits.

Updated March 25

Premium Lock Think tank awards Netflix 'Tech Hypo(crite) Award' for throttling

Many users of the Internet, especially those who rely on the net for video, have watched the "net neutrality" debate intensely, and a lot of individuals as well as businesses have called on the FCC to implement access rules. A big voice in the battle for "neutrality" was Netflix. Now it turns out big carriers such as Verizon and AT&T were not at fault for throttling down net speeds. Netflix was - by its own admission. For that, the company deserves a lot of catcalls, and a think tank gives Netflix its first "Tech Hypo(crite) Award."

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March 14

Premium Lock FCC privacy rules should look at more than ISPs, broadband group says

The Broadband Report       The federal government is proposing new privacy rules that would make Internet service providers such as cable and phone companies ask your permission in some instances before using and sharing your data. But broadband providers say more than ISPs should be included.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock AT&T to offer three streaming options later this year

AT&T and DirecTV       Like other cable and satellite companies, AT&T is trying to make it a little easier to sign up for traditional TV. The communications giant says it will launch three Internet streaming options later this year.

February 29

Premium Lock Point by point: Examining top priorities in 'most connected state' plan

Jean Davis, CEO at MCNC, talks about each of the five major points that are at the heart of the new strategic plan designed to make North Carolina "the Most Connected State" by 2020.

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February 29

Premium Lock Inside MCNC's new plan: How to make NC the 'most connected state'

Jean Davis, who took over as CEO of MCNC just over a year ago, is spearheading a new strategic plan to expand broadband Internet access across North Carolina. In an in-depth Q&A, Davis discusses the "Create the Future" initiative, which also ties in with state of North Carolina efforts to bridge the digital divide, especially in rural, under-served areas.


February 29

Premium Lock Legal war breaks out over Google fiber, utility poles

The Broadband Report       AT&T has filed a lawsuit against the City of Louisville, seeking to overturn a new ordinance that would grant Google Fiber and other companies to hang fiber from utility poles which AT&T owns. Google says it's "standing with Louisville."

Updated February 25

Premium Lock MCNC's new strategic plan: Make NC 'most connected state'

MCNC, which operates the state's first and only state-wide fiber optic Internet network, is unveiling a new strategic plan that calls for making North Carolina the "most connected state" in the coming five years.

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February 25

Premium Lock Latest entrant to Triangle fiber battle: 'Crazy fast' Ting

Ting Internet, which says it provides "crazy fast fiber internet," is planning to offer gigabit-speed Internet in Holly Springs, thus joining a growing list of providers in an increasingly competitive Triangle market.

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Updated February 23

Premium Lock Uber defends safety; Verizon's $1.8B fiber buy; United Tech-Honeywell merger?; banning lithium battery shipments; Yahoo's review

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber defends its safety record after Kalamazoo shootings; Verizon is making a big fiber network buy; will United Technologies and Honeywell merge?; no lithium battery shipments by air; Yahoo's board moves ahead on analysis of company's options.

Updated February 22

Premium Lock Report: 30% broadband households just say no to Wi-Fi

Nearly a third of broadband households don't trust or don't want or don't need Wi-Fi services to augment what they already have, a new survey released Monday at the World Mobile Congress shows.

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Updated February 19

Premium Lock Thought leaders aim to develop Internet of Things Roadmap for NC

The rapidly emerging 'Internet of Things potentially is "a game changer" for North Carolina and offers an "incredible opportunity," say two executives who participated in an NSF-sponsored conference last week designed to help develop an "IoT Roadmap."


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