Posts tagged “Fiber”

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Premium Lock Analysis: 10 regulatory challenges that impact telecom operators and regulators.

The Broadband Report       The trends of convergence have been with us for decades. While communications, content, and computing have been converging--and even the regulators of these industries--the actual regulation has not converged, and remains sector specific. Telecom regulators and competition authorities are challenged by these technological trends. Here's why in the view of U.K.-based Strand Consulting.

Updated November 16

Frontier Communications rolls out new TV service in Triangle

Frontier Communications, which offers telecommunications and high-speed Internet services across parts of the Triangle, is rolling out its Vantage TV, touting it as a "competitive option" to existing cable and satellite services.

November 15

Premium Lock 'One tap:' Google updates its Fiber TV App

Google Fiber is rolling out an update of its Fiber TV App, saying the change enables users to "play and record your favorite TV shows, sports, and movies with one tap."

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November 14

Premium Lock Broadband update: Is net neutrality at risk? Plus : AT&T-DirecTV data move worries FCC

The Broadband Report       Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.

Updated November 9

Premium Lock Former FCC exec: NC needs to loosen rules on local broadband

Broadband may have been the star of the WRAL Techwire Executive Exchange held Friday in Wilson, the first city in North Carolina with a city-owned broadband service, Greenlight. But with only a few days to go before the election, maybe it was inevitable that politics would make a surprise appearance.

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November 9

Lumos Networks acquiring Clarity Communications Group

Clarity Communications acquired by Lumos Virginia-based Lumos Network Corp., a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, has agreed to acquire Clarity Communications Group, which operates a 730-mile fiber network across four states, with the majority in North Carolina. Financial details were not disclosed

Updated November 8

Premium Lock Blair Levin: 'Make America Great - with Great Broadband'

Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin delivered the keynote at WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange event in Wilson last week that focused on the building of a gigabit economy. Here's what he had to say.

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November 3

Premium Lock CommScope earnings top analysts' expectations

CommScope "We are pleased to deliver year-over-year revenue growth and strong bottom-line results, which exceeded our expectations," said Chief Executive Officer Eddie Edwards in a statement. "Our fiber-to-the-X and wireless technologies were catalysts for this strong performance, especially in North America."

Updated November 2

Premium Lock Park or ride, Executive Exchange is Friday

Whether you ride the free shuttle from the Triangle or drive yourself, getting to Wilson for Friday's 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' is easy.

Updated October 31

Premium Lock Want free ride, ticket to 'Growing Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson?

Here's how to get free access, ride to WRAL TechWire 'Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem' event in Wilson on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Updated October 31

Premium Lock Community Day preview: People are 'networking the network' at MCNC

The North Carolina technology nonprofit's annual NCREN Community Day celebration kicks off Thursday in Raleigh exploring the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

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Updated October 27

Premium Lock In shots at Google Fiber, AT&T touts fiber growth, says it reaches 150K Triangle locations

Shortly after Google Fiber announced a pause in its network expansion as well as layoffs and a change in CEO, AT&T responds with a blog post and information that takes thinly disguised shots at its rival. Plus, AT&T boasts how far and fast its network has grown in the Triangle and elsewhere. This is the latest in flame wars between the two companies who have feuded quite bluntly in recent months.

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Updated October 27

Premium Lock Find out how to grow a gigabit ecosystem at WTW's Wilson event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote. Plus, two jam-packed panels will talk about their first-hand experiences in the transformation.

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Updated October 26

Premium Lock Google Fiber halts expansion but 'work will continue' in Triangle, Charlotte

The head of Google Fiber is stepping down and GF is halting plans to expand to other cities. However, GF says construction will continue in metro areas such as the Triangle and Charlotte where "our work with continue," GF's top exec says. Expansion also is still planned in the Triangle beyond Morrisville where service launched in September.

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Updated October 24

Premium Lock 5G will be foundation for next-generation Internet of Things

The Broadband Report       Analysis: While the IoT market will not wait for standards-based 5G once it comes to fruition in 2020, the technology will provide high-bandwidth, low latency machine-to-machine communication, which will be critical for precise IoT. 5G's connectivity potential is becoming important as bandwidth and latency needs are heightened due to the emergence of more numerous and complex use cases, say analysts at Technology Business Research.

Updated October 17

Premium Lock How to grow a gigabit ecosystem - The Wilson story: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

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Updated October 13

Premium Lock Triangle fiber wars intensify: Lightower expands Raleigh network

The fiber wars in the Triangle continues to intensify. Lightower, a fiber network operator, is beefing up its operations in Raleigh and expanding to Charlotte. Lightower sees the North Carolina markets as attractive despite the growing presence of more fiber competitors such as AT&T and Google Fiber. And the help wanted sign is up.

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Updated October 10

Premium Lock Building a gigabit ecosystem - Wilson's evolution: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

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October 7

Premium Lock AT&T to trial ultra-fast Internet via wireless outside its 'footprint'

AT&T                       In another possible way to extend ultra-fast Internet service without having to install fiber and thus further stepping up the battle with Google and other providers, AT&T is la launching a trial of high-speed access through point-to-point fixed wireless. Plus: The technology could take AT&T connectivity beyond its 21-state "wireline" network. Plus: AT&T explains how the technology works.

Updated October 5

Premium Lock AT&T brings fiber to Wilmington, rebrands GigaPower

AT&T is adding 11 more metros to its fiber network, including Wilmington. It's also tossing the GigaPower brand in favor of a new name: AT&T Fiber.

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