May 31, 2007

Premium Lock Chapel Hill-Based Game Firm Signs Digital Distribution Deal

Merscom Merscom will offer three casual game titles globally with subscription, rental and buy options through Yummy Interactive.

Tags: Broadband
May 29, 2007

Premium Lock Airband Lands $12.5M in New Financing, to Expand Coverage in N.C.

 Provider of wireless broadband, other services to businesses will add staff. Company purchased assets from Windchannel last year.

Updated May 29, 2007

Premium Lock CT Communications Is Sold to Windstream in Deal Worth $585M

Windstream UPDATE: Concord, N.C.-based CT will become part of telecommunications firm that one was part of Alltel.

Updated May 11, 2007

Premium Lock Former Cisco Executive Is New CEO at MCNC

Joe Freddoso Joe Freddoso, who served for several years as a top executive at Cisco’s campus in RTP, will assume new role on July 1.

Updated May 11, 2007

Premium Lock Digital Divide Is No Myth, Especially in Rural Areas

Jane Smith Patterson In N.C., broadband is readily available to less than 70 percent of residents in 26 of 100 counties. In five of those, availability is less than 50 percent. General Assembly is debating legislation to help improve access to high-speed Internet services.

April 27, 2007

Premium Lock Allconnect Secures $15M in New Funding

AllConnect Georgia-based firm helps consumers compare service offerings such as cable, satellite TV, broadband access, plans new Web site.

April 13, 2007

Premium Lock EarthLink to Build 600 Square Mile WiFi Network in Houston

EarthLink High-speed broadband project to be phased in over two years, cost $60 million.

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April 5, 2007

Premium Lock e-NC Authority Receives ‘Techie Award’ for Community Efforts

e-NC Grassroots.org recognizes e-NC for development of Web tool that provides information on broadband service across the state.

Updated April 2, 2007

Premium Lock IPO Exit Route Has Opened Wider in ‘07

IPOs strong in '07, NVCA reports 17 venture-backed firms generate $2.09 billion through initial public offers in first quarter. However, M&A activity declines.

March 28, 2007

Premium Lock Double Boost: Cable Gear Firm Vyyo Lands $35M in Funding, Two New Execs

Cable industry veterans from Charter, Time Warner join Atlanta-based firm as CEO, vice chairman.

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