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Posts tagged “Fiber”

2:44 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock FCC: 'Big dogs' will sue any new net neutrality rules

FCC Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?

6:28 a.m. Monday

Looking back: 64 WRAL TechWire headlines in review

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

November 14

#WTWTrends: Follow Friday, fiber, clinical trials, jobs and flurries Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 14

Premium Lock Memo to broadband CEOs: Get your fiber in ground, sell like crazy - that's the American away

Who is better to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate than an executive with plenty of network experience? That's why WRAL TechWire reached out to Joe Freddoso, former CEO at MCNC which built the state-wide N.C. Research and Education Network, to share his thoughts after President Obama re-ignited the Internet regulation debate earlier this week. Build and sell, Freddoso says.

Joe Freddoso Joe Freddoso

Updated November 14

Despite pause, AT&T to 'continue working' with NC Next Generation Network

North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.

Venessa Harrison Venessa Harrison

November 13

#WTWTrends for Thursday: Woz, #ISUM14, Internet, bridge collapse Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 13

Premium Lock Frontier's top exec blasts 'net neutrality instigators'

Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO at Frontier Communications, is very critical of renewed calls for "net neutrality" in the ongoing Internet access debate. "The Internet, which has thrived under a light touch regulatory approach, will stagnate under a regime developed for monopoly common carrier providers," she warns. Frontier is building out a fiber network in Durham and Durham County.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

Updated November 13

Is NC Next Generation Network in jeopardy? No one's talking

An event discussing the impact of gigabit Internet access on the Triangle sponsored by AT&T is still a "go" for Thursday, but whether the communications giant will proceed with the North Carolina Next Generation Network and other fiber projects in the Triangle is not clear after AT&T's CEO announced a "pause" in deployments. No one involved will comment specifically. Will AT&T's delay impact Google Fiber's decision making?

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated November 13

CEO: AT&T to delay fiber networks over Internet rules dispute

Fiber optic network                 AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says the telecommunications giant will not roll out ultra-fast Internet access in some 100 cities due to the debate over Internet regulation. Several cities in the Triangle as well as the North Carolina Next Generation Network are on AT&T's fiber-optic deployment list. AT&T won't comment on possible Triangle impact.

November 12

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Internet Summit and AT&T's fiber delay explode on Twitter

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

November 10

Week in review: Your WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated November 5

MCNC names Commerce executive as its new CEO

Jean Davis, a senior executive at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, is the new chief executive officer at MCNC. She will take over the organization that operates the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network on Nov. 17.

Jean Davis  Jean Davis

Updated November 5

Premium Lock A Starbucks offers Durham Bulls fans a preview of fast Wi-Fi to come

Come next spring, fans at Durham Bulls games can expect super Wi-Fi access powered at gigabit capacity from Frontier Networks. Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon has a vision for Wi-Fi powering just about everything fans want to do, expect hit fourth in the batting order. Maybe virtually? Well, anyway, a Starbucks in Kansas City shows what's coming to the Bull City. Here's a look.

Google's "community room" with gigabit access Google's "community room" with gigabit access

November 3

News in review: Your 53 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated October 29

Not so fast cordcutters; cable's not going anywhere anytime soon

Cord cutters rejoiced ltwo weeks ago after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there -- why would anyone sign up now for cable? Well, don't sound the death knell for cable companies yet.

Cable a la carte Cable a la carte

October 27

Mobile broadband rapidly rising in America

The Broadband Report      The Broadband Report: A new Digital Nation Report by the U.S. Department of Commerce shows a rapid adoption of mobile Internet devices in the United States for a wide range of activities beyond just voice communications.

October 27

Review: Your 54 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated October 23

Premium Lock Frontier rolling out gigabit Internet in several Durham, RTP locations

Frontier Communications is providing the Triangle's first taste of gigabit Internet speeds - some 100 times faster than cable connections - at several Durham and Research Triangle Park locations. Capitol Broadcasting plans fast wireless access at Bulls stadium. An RTP building also is being rewired to support gigabit access for tenants. But gigabit service is not cheap.

Frontier  Frontier

Updated October 23

Premium Lock A new 'Frontier' in speed: Gigabit Internet hits Triangle

Frontier Chair and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is kicking off the launch of the first gigabit Internet service in the Triangle at an event in Durham today. AT&T is coming, and look for Google Fiber to hit town in December. But for now, Frontier is the only game in the Triangle.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

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