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9:57 a.m. today

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."

5:48 a.m. today

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

Updated February 28

FCC explains its 3-2 vote in favor of Wilson's broadband network

The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.

Greenlight Greenlight

Updated February 28

FCC to NC on broadband law: 'That dog won't hunt'

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler

Updated February 27

Internet activists celebrate, oppoents lament FCC net vote

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

The deciding votes at FCC The deciding votes at FCC

February 27

So what did the FCC pass: 'Key provisions' of 'Open Internet Order'

Internet     There's been a great deal of discussion about the "net neutrality" vote at the FCC. So what are the details included in the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet? Here are the key provisions as provided by the FCC.

February 27

The 'net neutrality vote:' What it means; what's likely to happen next

FCC      Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. The Associated Press offers a look at what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next

February 25

Fact checking: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate

Fiber optic network                   Some critics talk about the "net neutrality" plan like it's a government takeover of your Netflix account. Supporters say it'll protect the status quo without price controls or new taxes. But the lobbyists and politicians aren't telling the whole story.

February 23

White House promotes cybersecurity information sharing

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Cybersecurity is considered a major threat to businesses and a top national policy priority right now for government officials. President Obama signed an executive order this month to encourage and promote sharing of cybersecurity threat information within the private sector and between the private sector and government.

February 16

AT&T launches GigaPower in KC; Valeant eyes Salix; Cary's new startup hub; Xiamoi No. 1, Lenovo No. 5 in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T launches GigaPower in Kansas City, taking on Google; Valeant reportedly eyes Raleigh-based Salix; a new startup hub in Cary; and Xiaomi tops smartphone sales in China while Lenovo is fifth on its home turf, says a new report.

Updated February 16

Networking leaders turn out for Quilt network coalition meeting

The Broadband Report: Technology executives across the country gathered last week in California to discuss advancements in research and education networks. Here's an inside look at what happened.

The Quilt The Quilt

February 9

Latest broadband news on Community Broadband Act, competition, net neutrality, rural experiments and telehealth

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications stories making headlines this week including Point Topic's new report on broadband competition, lively discussions on the proposed Community Broadband Act and net neutrality, the FCC's rural broadband experiments, and how telemedicine needs big bandwidth.

Updated February 6

Frontier makes another wireline deal with Verizon - for $9.9B

Verizon   Frontier Communications, which entered the Triangle market through a deal with Verizon in 2010, is buying more Verizon assets in a deal worth nearly $10 billion plus debt.

February 6

Internet regulation faces uncertain future in Congress

FCC      On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as the telephone. Using Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, the FCC would be given broad authority to ban providers from manipulating web content. Wheeler would allow for some business deals among Internet players to manage data, but those "interconnection" agreements would be subject to FCC review.

February 5

No fast or slow lanes for Internet? FCC chair proposes new rules

Tom Wheeler  Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.

February 5

News Guide: Net neutrality and what it could mean to you

Internet     A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with companies that provide content like Amazon, Google or Netflix to move their data faster than others. What does this mean for the average person?

February 4

Wilson newspaper: FCC chair supports municipal broadband plan

Greenlight ‚ÄčThe chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is supporting a proposal made by city officials in Wilson dealing the expansion of broadband service.

February 2

New FCC rules may answer who really owns Internet

President Obama and Tom Wheeler Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he's keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the "information superhighway" as a fun way to buy books or check the weather.

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January 30

Premium Lock Exclusive: 10 minutes with NeoNova's Chris Benyo

Chris Benyo NeoNova's continued growth and record-setting year in 2014 has the Raleigh-based company booming with innovation and opportunities. NeoNova's general manager of cloud services and vice president of sales and marketing took a few minutes to talk about the company's momentum and how the cloud in concert with high-speed internet is helping the company blossom in the Triangle.

January 30

Premium Lock FCC changes broadband definition, rakes in $45 billion in wireless auction; Your broadband probably isn't broadband; Google vs. traditional media; Bill Gates is worried about AI

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrap up of technology and life science news: FCC approves significant change to the definition of broadband while also raising a record-breaking $44.9 billion in a wireless spectrum auction that officially ended Thursday; tons of internet customers woke up today probably not with broadband internet at home anymore; New report says Google now surpasses traditional media as a trusted source for news; and Bill Gates tells Reddit that he's worried about AI.

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