Updated November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Frontier Communications rolls out new TV service in Triangle

Frontier Communications, which offers telecommunications and high-speed Internet services across parts of the Triangle, is rolling out its Vantage TV, touting it as a "competitive option" to existing cable and satellite services.

November 15, 2016

Premium Lock 'One tap:' Google updates its Fiber TV App

Google Fiber is rolling out an update of its Fiber TV App, saying the change enables users to "play and record your favorite TV shows, sports, and movies with one tap."

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November 14, 2016

Premium Lock Carlyle Group is selling remaining $650M stake of CommScope

CommScope Private equity firm Carlyle Group is selling all its remaining shares of Hickory-based CommScope Holding Co., worth more than $650 million.

November 14, 2016

Premium Lock Broadband update: Is net neutrality at risk? Plus : AT&T-DirecTV data move worries FCC

The Broadband Report       Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.

Updated November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Former FCC exec: NC needs to loosen rules on local broadband

Broadband may have been the star of the WRAL Techwire Executive Exchange held Friday in Wilson, the first city in North Carolina with a city-owned broadband service, Greenlight. But with only a few days to go before the election, maybe it was inevitable that politics would make a surprise appearance.

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November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Lumos Networks acquiring Clarity Communications Group

Clarity Communications acquired by Lumos Virginia-based Lumos Network Corp., a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has agreed to acquire Clarity Communications Group, which operates a 730-mile fiber network across four states, with the majority in North Carolina. Financial details were not disclosed

Updated November 8, 2016

Premium Lock Blair Levin: 'Make America Great - with Great Broadband'

Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin delivered the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event in Wilson last week that focused on the building of a gigabit economy. Here's what he had to say.

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Updated November 7, 2016

Premium Lock Windstream, Earthlink merge in $1.1B all-stock deal

The Broadband Report       Windstream, which provides data center and communications services in parts of North Carolina, is acquiring Earthlink in a merger valued at more than $1 billion.

Updated November 7, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC to extend trust, identity solutions to K-12, community colleges

The non-profit organization explored the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network this week during NCREN Community Day.

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November 3, 2016

Premium Lock CommScope earnings top analysts' expectations

CommScope "We are pleased to deliver year-over-year revenue growth and strong bottom-line results, which exceeded our expectations," said Chief Executive Officer Eddie Edwards in a statement. "Our fiber-to-the-X and wireless technologies were catalysts for this strong performance, especially in North America."

Updated November 2, 2016

Premium Lock Park or ride, Executive Exchange is Friday

Whether you ride the free shuttle from the Triangle or drive yourself, getting to Wilson for Friday's 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' is easy.

Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock CenturyLink is buying Level 3 for $24B + 7 reasons for the deal

CenturyLink  CenturyLink, a provider of communications and high-speed Internet services in parts of the Triangle as well as much of eastern North Carolina, is buying Level 3 Communications for $24 billion. Plus: 7 reasons why the companies said they made the deal.

Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Want free ride, ticket to 'Growing Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson?

Here's how to get free access, ride to WRAL TechWire 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Community Day preview: People are 'networking the network' at MCNC

The North Carolina technology nonprofit's annual NCREN Community Day celebration kicks off Thursday in Raleigh exploring the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

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Updated October 27, 2016

Premium Lock In shots at Google Fiber, AT&T touts fiber growth, says it reaches 150K Triangle locations

Shortly after Google Fiber announced a pause in its network expansion as well as layoffs and a change in CEO, AT&T responds with a blog post and information that takes thinly disguised shots at its rival. Plus, AT&T boasts how far and fast its network has grown in the Triangle and elsewhere. This is the latest in flame wars between the two companies who have feuded quite bluntly in recent months.

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Updated October 27, 2016

Premium Lock Report: CenturyLink in 'advanced' merger talks with Level 3

CenturyLink  CenturyLink, a provider of communications and high-speed Internet services in parts of the Triangle as well as much of eastern North Carolina, could be merging.

October 27, 2016

Premium Lock Think tanks blast new FCC broadband privacy policy rules

Online Privacy Two Washington D.C.-based think tanks blast new FCC rules on broadband privacy, saying regulators are "picking winners and losers" as well as setting a "terrible precedent likely to reverberate throughout the Internet ecosystem for years to come."

Updated October 27, 2016

Premium Lock Find out how to grow a gigabit ecosystem at WTW's Wilson event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote. Plus, two jam-packed panels will talk about their first-hand experiences in the transformation.

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