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Updated 8:06 a.m. yesterday

AT&T, CenturyLink, trade groups won't cave to FCC net regulation

Fiber optic network                    In a new court brief, Internet providers including AT&T, CenturyLink and several trade groups are refusing to give up their fight against Internet regulation as a utility that the FCC imposed earlier this year. AT&T made concessions to FCC demands to win approval for its DirecTV buy, but the brief shows lingering concern about what the FCC is doing.

1:47 p.m. Wednesday

Twitter growth sputters; Yelp shares plunge; CommScope sales drop; CleanTech cluster grows

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.

2:37 p.m. Monday

Software turns smartphones into medical research tools

 Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

July 23

Premium Lock Cisco's incoming CEO: 'Going to be a fantastic ride'

Chuck Robbins Cisco is selling its set-top business - a $10 billion deal the company made for Scientific Atlanta a decade ago - for $600 million. It's also making more organizational changes internally as UNC graduate Chuck Robbins prepares to take over as CEO.

July 22

FCC chair backs AT&T-DirecTV merger - with conditions

AT&T wants DirecTV     The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.

Updated July 21

AT&T kicks off ultra-fast Internet, U-verse in Durham, Greensboro

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.

July 21

AT&T expands gigabit Internet service to Greensboro

Fiber optic network                    AT&T expands the reach of its fiber-optic Internet service to Greensboro on the same day it also took GigaPower into Durham. The network now offers service in parts of eight N.C. cities.

Updated July 20

AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Durham

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

Updated July 17

AT&T bringing GigaPower to Durham

AT&T AT&T plans to launch its GigaPower high speed Internet service in Durham on Monday. AT&T said it would bring high speed service to Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Carrboro, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill last year when it was chosen as a provider for the Next Generation Network North Carolina. Durham is the last city on the list to get the service.

Updated July 16

Free Google Fiber; Aerie Phama expands RTP R&D,; IBM, RTI partner; coal ash recycling; iPod update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Durham public housing residents to get Google Fiber free; Aerie Pharmaceuticals expanding R&D in the RTP; IBM, RTI partner; iPod touch updated; EPRI to study coal ash recycling for Duke

July 15

Wake Forest dumps gigabit provider, seeks new partner

Wake Forest street scene An initiative that was expected to earn Wake Forest the distinction as one of the Triangle's first gigabit communities has been put on hold. Town officials say that RST Fiber, the Shelby-based company that provided gigabit-speed Internet service to Wake Forest, is no longer an option following long delays in meeting commitments and news that RST is in business trouble.

July 10

Google Fiber names Triangle Digital Inclusion Fellow

James Butts, Google Digital Inclusion Fellow Google Fiber has named 16 Digital Inclusion Fellows, one in each Google Fiber market, including literacy skills instructor James Butts in the Triangle. Butts will work the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute to help design and implement programs to help adults learn digital skills.

Updated July 8

Microsoft slashing 7,800 jobs

Microsoft Corporation    Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business.

July 7

Metabolon names new exec; Rocky Mount getting new Internet service? Google fiber on Raleigh city agenda

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Metabolon names new chief commercial officer; Rocky Mount and Suddenlink to offer next gen Internet; how many angel investors are too many?; Google fiber on Raleigh city agenda.

July 6

Economic development group Golden LEAF regaining favor in General Assembly

Two years ago, the North Carolina Research and Education Network relaunched as a 2,600-mile fiber-optic network. Essential to that multi-year transformation was a $20 million contribution to the project from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Under a political cloud in recent years, Golden LEAF now appears to be regaining favor, reports Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.

Golden LEAF Golden LEAF

July 6

Premium Lock Report: 'How data caps harm consumers and innovation'

The Broadband Report       In a new report titled "Artificial Scarcity: How data caps harm consumers and innovation," the think tank Open Technology Institute takes an in-depth look at how Internet providers' caps on data impact broadband usage. The group also calls on the FCC to launch a "serious inquiry" into data cap policies.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock 5G is the next big thing - and the EU is getting ready to cash in

The Broadband Report       What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the second of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave. Sullivan-Trainor is the executive analyst in the telecom practice at TBR.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock The next big thing? Separating 5G myth from reality

The Broadband Report       What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the first of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave.

June 25

Premium Lock To sway regulators in bid for Time Warner Cable, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet

Cable Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Google Fiber is here: Construction begins across Triangle

After years of lobbying for Google Fiber then waiting for service once the Triangle was picked as a site, the news many Triangle residents and businesses have hoped for is official: Construction of a 5,700 mile fiber-optic high-speed Internet and entertainment network by Google is finally getting under way.

Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle

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