Posts tagged “Fiber”

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Premium Lock Report: Broadband home Internet entertainment devices surge 11%

Broadband households' usage of Internet-connected entertainment devices has surged 11 percent so far in 2016, according to a new report.

What broadband homes use for in-home entertainment What broadband homes use for in-home entertainment

3:36 p.m. Monday

Corning Optical Communications adding 205 jobs in NC

Help wanted sign        Corning Optical Communications plans to add 205 jobs over the next five years at its facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem.

5:30 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Internet control Q&A: What ICANN move means for net governance + video

"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.

Updated September 23

Premium Lock AT&T-Google Fiber fiber fight gets nastier in utility pole case

AT&T GigaPower       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.

Updated September 23

A Google Fellow's story: Bridging Triangle's digital divide

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.

James Butts works with some cyber seniors James Butts works with some cyber seniors

Updated September 21

'AirGig:' AT&T testing power grid for multi-gigabit Internet (+ video)

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.

September 20

Wilson's city council pulling plug on Pinetop fiber expansion

Greenlight 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.

September 19

Premium Lock Internet service firm NeoNova CEO leaves; COO takes over

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.

Jason McGinnis Jason McGinnis

September 19

Premium Lock Report: Streaming markets to more than double by 2021

The Broadband Report       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.

Updated September 13

Google Fiber goes 'live' in Morrisville; more Triangle access coming

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.

Google Fiber goes "live" in Morrisville Google Fiber goes "live" in Morrisville

September 12

Premium Lock Changing tires while going downhill - The challenge of comm tech changes

The Broadband Report       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.

Updated September 9

Premium Lock Nashville OKs Google Fiber-backed utility pole ordinance

The Broadband Report       The Nashville and Metro Council have given preliminary approval to an ordinance that Google Fiber says will accelerate deployment of fiber in the Tennessee city.

Updated September 2

Premium Lock Fiber war! Google Fiber to AT&T: 'Consumers want a choice'

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.

Google Fiber wants change in Nashville Google Fiber wants change in Nashville

September 1

Premium Lock AT&T execs mocks Google fiber: 'Pardon our dust'

AT&T GigaPower       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."

Updated August 29

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Doubling down on advertising, media for growth

The Broadband Report       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.

Updated August 26

Premium Lock Source: Google still investing heavily in fiber despite job cuts report

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.

Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City Google Fiber installer vans in Queen City

Updated August 22

Premium Lock 56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8. part two

August 22

Premium Lock Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15. part two

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