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March 28

AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.

NC NGN NC NGN

Updated March 27

Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

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

Updated March 24

Internet providers file lawsuits against FCC 'net neutrality' rules

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Internet service providers on Monday filed two lawsuits against the new "net neutrality" rules adopted by the FCC. Previous net neutrality rules were struck down in federal court, and providers such as AT&T and Verizon are trying the legal route once more to halt new rules that seek to govern Internet providers as utilities.

March 23

Latest news on broadband and telecom options, wireless, E-Rate and NBP turns 5

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications stories making headlines this week including The New York Times Editorial Board commenting on more and better telecom options; NTCA and Vantage Point release report on why wireless broadband is not a viable substitute for wireline broadband; the FCC has extended the new E-Rate filing deadline to April 16, and FCC Chairman talks about the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan.

March 20

Want to cut cable costs? Buying a modem may make dollars and sense

Cable With all the new streaming services coming online and with more people "cutting the cord" on cable TV, one problem remains: You still need Internet access, preferably high speed. But a way to cut Internet costs could be buying rather than renting a modem from your provider. And a new Internet modem calculator from WalletHub offers ways to possibly cut costs.

Updated March 18

AT&T slashes ultra-fast Internet prices, expands services in Triangle

Fiber optic network                   AT&T is expanding the markets in the Triangle where it is offering ultra-fast Internet service and at the same time is slashing prices to as low as $70 per month from the previous $120. Current AT&T customers also may see automatic increases in speed by March 31. Plus, AT&T is boosting Wi-Fi speeds.

March 17

GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

​Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler FCC Chair Tom Wheeler

March 17

Congress gets its chance to weigh in on 'net neutrality'

Net Neutrality ​Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

March 16

North Carolina invests millions into big data research

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: This multi-million dollar investment by North Carolina and the UNC system will change the way businesses, government agencies and universities think about data and use data to solve problems in North Carolina.

March 13

Premium Lock They look at us as partners in the community

If you're in commercial real estate, you're in a good position to see the value of a municipal high speed broadband network. "It does nothing but help us from an economic development standpoint," says Will Corbett, a commercial real estate appraiser in Wilson, NC. "Its ability to attract industry is impressive. The fact that the average citizen benefits too is gravy."

Greenlight Greenlight

March 13

From Hollywood to Wilson, NC - a broadband move

The Muppets After 16 years in Los Angeles, the founders of ExodusFX moved their video special effects business to the East Coast three years ago, finally choosing the Eastern NC City of Wilson because of its ultrafast municipal broadband network.

Updated March 13

Premium Lock Wilson's municipal broadband network makes it a proud ultrafast broadband city

Soon, people in the Triangle will have access to ultra-fast broadband via Google and other providers. In Wilson, NC, they've had it for seven years.

Will Aycock Will Aycock

Updated March 11

Digital Turbine closes merger with Apia

Jud Bowman Digital Turbine Inc. (Nasdaq: APPS), a mobile technology company, has completed its previously announced stock-for-stock merger with Appia Inc., the previoulsy Durham-based mobile user acquisition network.

Updated March 9

ISPs add 3 million new broadband subscribers in 2014

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Leichtman Research Group reported that 17 of the largest cable and telephone providers in the U.S. acquired three million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in 2014.

Updated March 5

Time Warner Cable upgrades Internet speeds in response to fiber services

TWC's Triangle headquarters Time Warner Cable is reacting to ultra-fast Internet offerings from rivals AT&T and Frontier Communications as well as forthcoming service from Google Fiber by upgrading its entertainment network to all digital. TWC is tripling Internet speeds, but those fall well short of gigabit service through fiber.

March 4

AT&T: GigaPower is taking root across Raleigh, Cary

AT&T touts its GigaPower      Raleigh's Allister housing complex is not the only one in Raleigh where ultra-fast Internet service is now available from AT&T. There are now nine others. We've got the list.

March 3

FCC chief on net neutrality: Internet needs a 'referee'

FCC Chair defends vote Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet.

Updated March 3

North Hills complex among first to get AT&T ultra-fast Internet

The Allister North Hills Apartments in North Raleigh is among the early locations to provide online ultra-fast Internet access from AT&T. Demand for the service in the Raleigh market already is "exceeding expectations," an AT&T spokesperson says.

Just how fast is gigabit Internet? Just how fast is gigabit Internet?

March 2

HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

HP "Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," HP CEO Meg Whitman says. "By combining Aruba's world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP's leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile networks."

March 2

Students@Work offers valuable experience for middle schoolers

The Broadband Report: More than 100 North Carolina businesses will be helping middle school students this week connect with what they are learning in the classroom with future career opportunities.

Students@Work Students@Work

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