Posts tagged “Fiber”
Broadband households' usage of Internet-connected entertainment devices has surged 11 percent so far in 2016, according to a new report.
"The timely completion of the transition [of several key Internet management functions] will help preserve the continued openness of the Internet by entrusting its oversight with those who have made the greatest investments in its extraordinary success so far - the volunteer-based multistakeholder community," says ICANN, the group assuming that control. Here's a Q&A and video to help explain what's happening.
Having lost a fight with the city of Nashville over hanging fiber on utility poles, AT&T has filed suit seeking to stop the so-called "One Touch" ordinance. A similar battle is being waged in Louisville.
The Triangle Literacy Council, working with the Google Fiber Digital Inclusion fellowship program, is helping Triangle seniors master the Internet. Google Fiber Fellow James Butts takes readers inside this effort to help bridge the digital divide.
AT&T says it is developing a wireless alternative to expensive, high-speed fiber networks that would utilize power lines to deliver high-speed Internet into your home. The communications giant says "Project AirGig" is a "breakthrough" - and the technology is patented.
The City of Wilson has decided not to appeal a recent court decision striking down the FCC's move to override a North Carolina law on municipal broadband. As a result, the city council has decided to shut down its expansion into nearby Pinetops.
Ray Carey, CEO of Raleigh-based Internet services firm NeoNova, has left the firm. Jason McGinnis, who was named chief operating officer a year ago, takes over as company president.
Cord cutters, cord shavers, and those wanting "skinny content" packages will drive streaming video service revenues to nearly $35 billion within five years - more than double 2016 totals - according to a new report from Juniper Research. Plus: Get the definitions for emerging demands in the online entertainment boom.
Google Fiber will begin taking orders for its ultra-fast Internet service Tuesday morning in Morrisville. It's the launch point for the network with more coverage across the Triangle expected to be announced shortly, the company says.
Analysis: Implementing all the changes hitting tech companies in communications technology "is akin to changing the wheels on the bus when it is moving full speed down a mountain pass," says Technology Business Research analyst Michael Sullivan-Trainor.
Only hours after an AT&T executive ridiculed Google Fiber's challenges in rolling out a fiber network, GF responds with a blog of its own about the broadband battle currently underway in Nashville. GF is lobbying to speed up the permitting process for hanging fiber. GF also makes clear that consumers want "choice" among providers.
AT&T's increasingly bitter fight with Google over competing fiber networks takes on a new, mocking tone as a top AT&T executive says in a blog post that broadband network building is "not for the faint of heart."
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.
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.