MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.
A new report finds that consumers are becoming more comfortable building their own bundles of video services. That's bad news for traditional cable companies.
High speed internet access improves lives and has a positive impact on the economy, education and healthcare, according to recently released research.
Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.
Often at odds with the FCC over such debates as "net neutrality," communications giants AT&T and Verizon as well as two industry groups had only words of praise with the fed regulatory agency after it voted to open up spectrum for the next generation of wireless communications: 5G.
Opinion: Despite its faults, many of which are serious in nature, we are in a better position having the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) control the spectrum than we would be if an international conglomerate with no First Amendment concerns were to control it. Yet, this is exactly what the Obama Administration is preparing to do in the context of Internet governance.
Google Fiber is inching ever closer to formal launch in Charlotte, announcing that it's now accepting sign-ups for individuals and businesses in one neighborhood. Plus, GF unveils business and other pricing plans.
Plugging in an enterprise network to the fiber business highway is NOT a task for the weak at heart. But if your business doesn't have a full-time IT person, how do you capitalize on gigabit speeds? Google Fiber launches a new program it says will help.
The team at SpecOut, a consumer tech research site powered by Graphiq, developed a list of the top 10 smart TVs for the people whose primitive TVs are in desperate need of an upgrade, or those who just insist on having the newest and best.
North Carolina's recently announced "Broadband Plan" calls for universal access across the state to high-speed Internet. Is that really doable? Yes, says the exec who runs N.C.'s only statewide fiber network. She explains why in a Q&A.
The unfolding development of the next generation in wireless broadband technology known as "5G" could mean a tremendous expansion in network capacity and growth for the Internet of Things, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. But the group says FCC and local government support will be crucial to "streamline deployment."
Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news
In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.
The North Carolina Broadband Report released Tuesday by the McCrory Administration concludes with a warning about the future. "Other states and countries around the world are leading initiatives to respond to this rising demand," the authors write "If the state's infrastructure does not support the ever increasing need for greater bandwidth and speeds, people and businesses will move."
Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.
Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.
AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.
Are gaming consoles doomed? More people are using either smart TVs or streaming devices to access online content than gaming consoles, according to a new report from Parks Associates.
A U.S. federal court's ruling Tuesday upholding the FCC-mandated "net neutrality" rules led to very different reactions from FCC members. Two statements - one on each side of the case - reflect just how deeply "net neutrality" and Internet regulation has divided the 5-member panel.