Posts tagged “Fiber”
Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle, industry sources say, and construction could begin as early as April. A formal announcement might come as early as next week at Google events in Raleigh and Durham, but the company won't say what those events are about.
After years of lobbying now, Triangle residents and leaders may get their wish next week: Google Fiber. A "save the date" notice sent out by Google's Triangle media representatives promises news of some sort next week.
The city of Wilson, which has operated its own high-speed Internet service for six years, plans to ask the Federal Communications Commission next month to overturn state laws that limit public broadband services.
Earlier this week, President Obama reiterated his call for "net neutrality" and Internet regulation. He also praised city-government built fiber-to-the-home projects, city Greenville, N.C. as an example. But Strand Consulting, a research firm, believes differently, citing a study of fiber plans in Leverett, Massachusetts as an example. The city is "handcuffing its citizens for the next 20 years," the firm says.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appears poised to propose new rules that would classify Internet service providers as public utilities in a move designed to ensure everyone has the same access to free content online.
Are you tired of reading about whether Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle? Apparently a lot of your are, based on a survey - albeit a small one - published Thursday. But guess what? You have to wait a while longer, says Google. No fiber present yet.
During WRAL TechWire's Fiber Transforms the Triangle event in October, world-renown broadband expert Blair Levin said the Triangle is primed for competitive bandwidth offerings from some of the best providers in the world.
The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year. The FCC also is mandating higher Internet speeds in rural areas for consumers.
A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."