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Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.
Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.
"We want to make sure that our regulations match the realities of the modern marketplace," says new FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. He also takes steps to address the "digital divide."
Google Fiber begins offering ultra-fast Internet and TV service in Raleigh's North Hills as of Wednesday. Plus. GF is opening a customer and retail center in Downtown Raleigh while also preparing to provide service to The Oaks community.
Project AirGig - utilizing patented technology to transmit data at fiber-like speeds over power lines - is coming closer to reality at AT&T with "at least" two trials coming this fall. Meanwhile, the communications will continue expanding its fiber network in the Triangle and elsewhere while also testing next-generation wireless broadband (5G).
Google Fiber, which recently paused its nation-wide expansion plans, is adding new markets again. But this time it's through high-speed point-to-point service called Webpass. No word on RTP expansion at this point, but gigabit Internet could be coming to a building near you for $60 a month.
Editor's note: Ajit Pai, recently named to be the new chair of the FCC, talks about his vision for the future of the agency in a speech at the FCC headquarters last week. At the top of his list: The "digital divide in this country."
Editor's note: Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the second of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.
Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the first of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.
President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Ajit Pai, a son of Indian immigrants and a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.
Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.
You may be surprised to find out that the number of antenna-only households for TV service in the U.S. is growing. So, too, are Internet streaming subscribers. Suffering the consequences? A drop in pay TV subscriptions, says a new report.
More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.
David Morken, a co-founder of Bandwidth.com and Republic Wireless which recently spun out from Bandwidth, is the newest member of the FCC transition team selected by the incoming Trump administration. And he steps into a hot debate: Whether to repeal "net neutrality."
Raleigh startup Mohu, which is best known for selling a variety of high-definition TV antennas, is rolling out a new app to help consumers decide whether to "cut the cord" on satellite and cable TV.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who has been deeply involved in North Carolina broadband issues as well as so-called "net neutrality," says he is proud of the work the agency has done ahead of his resignation next month.