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7:11 a.m. today

FCC eyes more power over broadband providers

The Broadband Report      Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is mulling a new "net neutrality" plan that would provide more regulatory control over broadband providers. But Verizon is already warning that a "reclassification" plan "could not withstand judicial review."

Updated 4:51 p.m. Wednesday

Not so fast cordcutters; cable's not going anywhere anytime soon

Cord cutters rejoiced ltwo weeks ago after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don't sound the death knell for cable companies yet.

Cable a la carte Cable a la carte

6:59 a.m. Monday

Mobile broadband rapidly rising in America

The Broadband Report      The Broadband Report: A new Digital Nation Report by the U.S. Department of Commerce shows a rapid adoption of mobile Internet devices in the United States for a wide range of activities beyond just voice communications.

Updated October 23

Frontier rolling out gigabit Internet in several Durham, RTP locations

Frontier Communications is providing the Triangle's first taste of gigabit Internet speeds - some 100 times faster than cable connections - at several Durham and Research Triangle Park locations. Capitol Broadcasting plans fast wireless access at Bulls stadium. An RTP building also is being rewired to support gigabit access for tenants. But gigabit service is not cheap.

Frontier  Frontier

October 23

Premium Lock Inside AT&T's earnings: Still trailing Verizon but positioning for long-term growth

Earnings    Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

Updated October 23

A new 'Frontier' in speed: Gigabit Internet hits Triangle

Frontier Chair and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is kicking off the launch of the first gigabit Internet service in the Triangle at an event in Durham today. AT&T is coming, and look for Google Fiber to hit town in December. But for now, Frontier is the only game in the Triangle.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

October 22

Premium Lock Stormy weather: Verizon shifts cloud strategy toward hybrid IT

Verizon Analysis: Limited penetration, increasing competition and low margins in the public cloud market drive Verizon to realign its cloud portfolio, writes Jillian Mirandi of Technology Business Research.

Updated October 20

Frontier CEO coming to Durham for fiber news; Capitol is first customer

Frontier is rolling out its top gun - chairman CEO Maggie Wilderotter - on Thursday for its big network expansion and upgrade in Durham on Thursday. Look for Frontier to announce its own fiber network plans as it prepares to take on AT&T. And the American Tobacco Campus is the first "ground zero" battlefield.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

October 20

Public libraries are more than just books in digital age

The Broadband Report: A new report from the Aspen Institute looks at how - in an age of instant and abundant information - public libraries can drive community advancements unlike any other public institution.

More than books More than books

October 16

CBS joins cord-cutting rush; WRAL to 'evaluate' streaming service

CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. But it's not available in Raleigh yet where WRAL-TV plans to "evaluate" it.

A screenshot of CBS' streaming product A screenshot of CBS' streaming product

October 16

End of pay-TV as we know it? HBO GO cuts cable cord

HBO's "Silicon Valley" Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

Updated October 14

Frontier vs. AT&T in Durham: Let the fiber fight begin

Frontier Communications plans to announce on Oct. 23 details about its own gigabit Internet service in Durham County. The announcement sets the stage for head-to-head competition with AT&T, which is bringing its U-verse with GigaPower to the Triangle.

Updated October 14

Premium Lock Service providers predict end of POTS, advance of fiber in Triangle

At the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange, service provider panelists made impactful announcements about the future of fiber in the Triangle. Not the least of these: Durham's getting fiber.

Tech Wire Executive Exchange Tech Wire Executive Exchange

Updated October 14

Premium Lock Business leaders: Fiber infrastructure as important as roads

Whether North Carolina wants to attract large companies to the state or support its growing entrepreneurial hubs, high speed broadband networks are as important as water, electricity and other infrastructure, according to speakers on the business opportunities panel at the WRAL TechWire "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" event Monday.

Updated October 14

Fiber changes face and place of Triangle work force

Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Levin: Triangle well on way to next-gen internet

The Triangle region now has the prospect for multiple competitive offerings of the best bandwidth in the world, Blair Levin, former chief of staff at the Federal Communications Commission, told guests Monday at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference sponsored by WRALTechWire.

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Speed brings opportunity for innovation, education, community

SAS EVP Keith Collins used examples of remote medicine and big data in agriculture to prove the advantages of broadband coming to North Carolina.

Updated October 13

MCNC's CEO: Fiber means challenges, opportunities, exciting times

Pat Moody, CEO of MCNC which operates the state-wide fiber-based North Carolina Research and Education Network, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event that faster networks mean exciting times.

Tech Wire Executive Exchange Tech Wire Executive Exchange

Updated October 13

AT&T exec: NC Next Generation Network 'will transform the Triangle'

What AT&T's GigaPower network is providing in Austin, Texas, will soon be coming to the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. And Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina, tells WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle conference that faster speeds means many opportunities for consumers as well as businesses.

Tech Wire Executive Exchange Tech Wire Executive Exchange

October 13

AT&T ramps up to gigabit speed, doubling Wi-Fi speeds in Austin

AT&T GigaPower  In a precursor to what the Triangle can expect from the North Carolina Next Generation Network, AT&T on Monday says it is ramping up its "Gigapower" network in Austin, Texas, to gigabit speeds. Plus, Wi-Fi speed will be doubled.

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