Posts tagged “Fiber”

Updated 6:16 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Doubling down on advertising, media for growth

The Broadband Report       Analysis: The latest analysis of wireless networks from RootMetrics ranks Verizon No. 1, but the communications provider is relying on much more than network quality for growth. Technology Business Research says Verizon is doubling down on investments outside its network to drive growth.

Updated August 26

Source: Google still investing heavily in fiber despite job cuts report

Google Fiber went "live" in parts of Charlotte earlier this week, reflecting the Internet giant's continuing commitment to its network despite acknowledged heavy losses. While the company isn't talking on the record about a report it's cutting 50 percent of the Google Fiber work force, WRAL TechWire is told that Google is still chasing what it sees as a huge market opportunity.

Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City

Updated August 22

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15. part two

August 22

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 15-21 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15, part one of two.

August 17

Premium Lock Think tank protests fed's decision to cede Internet control to ICANN

The Broadband Report       The Obama Administration has decided to proceed with plans to privatize Internet governance, but a Washington-based think tank says the move is an "illegal, unconstitutional giveaway."

August 17

Google Fiber names 2 Digital Inclusion fellows for Triangle

Digital Inclusion Fellowship Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network have named two recipients for their Digital Inclusion Fellowship program in the Triangle.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Sources: Google Fiber still burying cable across Triangle

Despite reported delays elsewhere, Google Fiber is still on its way to RTP. Sources involved in Google Fiber's Triangle project say the digging and installing of cable continues in what the company boasts is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever taken in the Triangle. And it's not cheap.

Google Fiber going in the ground in Triangle Google Fiber going in the ground in Triangle

August 15

Premium Lock Report: 4K TV, video market rapidly growing; 8K coming

Ultra-high definition TVs and videos are growing increasingly popular in the U.S., according to a new report fro Juniper Research. However, a lack of content is delaying even-faster growth. By the way, 8K is coming, too.

WRAL embraces 4K broadcasting WRAL embraces 4K broadcasting

August 15

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8, part one of two.

Updated August 12

Premium Lock Google Fiber: Network 'one of biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken' in RTP

In response to a series of questions about Google Fiber's plans for the Triangle, a spokesperson doesn't have much to say. But the statement is an eye-opener. GF says its proposal to test the Triangle for high-speed wireless Internet access doesn't mean a lessening of its Triangle commitment. Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.

GoogleFiber offices in Triangle GoogleFiber offices in Triangle

August 12

FCC court loss could unplug Edgecombe County town from broadband (+ video)

Greenlight A federal court ruling that upholds a North Carolina law restricting the ability of local governments to provide high-speed Internet service could disconnect hundreds of people in Pinetops.

Updated August 11

Google Fiber targets Triangle for ultra-fast wireless Internet tests

Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.

Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City

Updated August 11

NC prevails in court fight vs. FCC over municipal broadband law

FCC        North Carolina and other states can regulate municipal broadband networks, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision strikes down a move to block such legislation by the Federal Communications Commission last year.

August 9

Premium Lock Report: Insurance policies driving smarthome IoT device growth

Home owners with broadband are increasingly likely to own smarthome devices connected to the Internet of Things, says a new report. And insurance policies are a big reason.

IOT grows in smarthomes IOT grows in smarthomes

Updated August 8

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: How does communications giant grow revenue?

The Broadband Report       Analysis: After reviewing AT&T's latest financial results, Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon points out that growing revenue is becoming a greater challenge.

Updated August 8

WTW news in review: Week of July 25, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 25, part two of two.

August 8

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 1, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 1, part two of two.

August 8

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 1, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 1, part one of two.

Updated August 5

Want ultra-fast Internet service? AT&T offers another service locator map

A new interactive map from AT&T shows where apartment and condo residents can receive ultra-fast Internet access. The map joins an earlier offering that tells home owners and renters if service is available for specific addresses.

AT&T's new GigaPower locator map AT&T's new GigaPower locator map

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith