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In a new court brief, Internet providers including AT&T, CenturyLink and several trade groups are refusing to give up their fight against Internet regulation as a utility that the FCC imposed earlier this year. AT&T made concessions to FCC demands to win approval for its DirecTV buy, but the brief shows lingering concern about what the FCC is doing.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.
AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.
AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.
The countdown is nearing zero for the fourth annual Innovate Raleigh Summit. Plus, High-tech accelerator Techstars is bringing its program to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs - called Patriot Boot Camp - to Chapel Hill. Plus, other tech events.
Google Fiber has named 16 Digital Inclusion Fellows, one in each Google Fiber market, including literacy skills instructor James Butts in the Triangle. Butts will work the Triangle Literacy Council and the Kramden Institute to help design and implement programs to help adults learn digital skills.
Two years ago, the North Carolina Research and Education Network relaunched as a 2,600-mile fiber-optic network. Essential to that multi-year transformation was a $20 million contribution to the project from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Under a political cloud in recent years, Golden LEAF now appears to be regaining favor, reports Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.
In a new report titled "Artificial Scarcity: How data caps harm consumers and innovation," the think tank Open Technology Institute takes an in-depth look at how Internet providers' caps on data impact broadband usage. The group also calls on the FCC to launch a "serious inquiry" into data cap policies.