December 21, 2007

Premium Lock Anti-Incentive Group Challenges Durham County Grant to Chip Firm

 Nitronex received $100,000 as incentive to move to Durham from Raleigh. NCICL calls grant a ‘give-away.’ Nitronex had considered moving out of state.

November 30, 2007

Premium Lock Triangle’s Tech Sector Helps Set Pace in Combating Traffic, Pollution

traffic Companies are combating pollution and saving energy by helping employees find other means of getting to work than simply driving cars, trucks or SUVs

November 20, 2007

Premium Lock FCC to Provide $400M for Rural Telemedicine Networks

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Several projects in Carolinas, Georgia will receive millions in funding over next three years.

Updated November 15, 2007

Premium Lock Consulting Firm Civitium Hires Former EarthLink Exec as Its CTO

Civitium Jason Shannon, who was involved in several municipal WiFi efforts at EarthLink, is tasked to help Civitium broaden services.

Tags: Broadband
November 14, 2007

Premium Lock Q&A with Mobile Investor Paul Grim: The Big Chance for Android and WiMAX

Google wireless VentureBeat: Google’s move into wireless space with Android could be good news for Sprint, WiMAX technology.

November 12, 2007

Premium Lock Cisco to Invest $44M in European Venture Fund

Cisco Networking giant recently expanded VC efforts in India, China.

Updated October 18, 2007

Premium Lock With Google a Nightmare, Motricity CEO Goes for Scale, Convergence in InfoSpace Buy

Ryan Wuerch Motricity’s $135 million plan of the mobile infrastructure business from InfoSpace announced earlier week is all about the convergence of data, voice, TV, movies and music on your mobile device, says the company’s top executive.

Updated October 8, 2007

Premium Lock DataPath Lands $56M Contract for Army Satellite Network

DataPath Contract could be worth as much as $270M over four years.

Tags: Broadband
Updated October 8, 2007

Premium Lock More Than 50 Companies Top NCTA ‘21’ Finalists

 North Carolina Technology Association to honor state’s technology industry on Nov. 15.

Updated September 25, 2007

Premium Lock Master Chief Returns: Halo 3 Set for Record Launch

Master Chief is back The videogame record that Microsoft and Bungie Studios scored when Halo 2 generated $125 million in its first 24 hours back in November 2004 is about to be shattered – by Halo 3.

September 19, 2007

Premium Lock Charlotte-Based Broadband Firm Lands $41M in Additional Financing

Conterra  DukeNet is among investors in Conterra Ultra Broadband. Other firm is not disclosed.

Updated September 14, 2007

Premium Lock More than 83% of N.C. Households Can Access Broadband

e-NC map plots broadband access. Update: e-NC report shows 2% increase from 2005. Group aims to boost access in last four counties, including Warren, where broadband remains available to less than 50% of households. Report shows slight drop in Johnston, Durham and Chatham.

September 10, 2007

Premium Lock Clearwire, Satellite Partner Pick Raleigh for Two-Way Mobile Video Trial

 Wireless service provider, ICO Global Communications to test wireless broadband-satellite service in Triangle, Las Vegas.

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