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Posts tagged “Fiber”

Updated 8:47 p.m. Friday

Sources: Google commits to bringing fiber to Triangle

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.

Google Fiber Google Fiber

Updated 7:32 a.m. Friday

Google's 'reserve the date' notice could mean fiber for Triangle

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.

Google's "Save the date"  Google's "Save the date"

Updated 9:12 a.m. Thursday

'Gigabit City' Wilson echoes Obama's call for greater broadband access

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.

Wilson: Gigabit City Wilson: Gigabit City

6:39 a.m. Monday

Catch up on news you missed: Our headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock Do city-built fiber-to-the-home projects really drive growth?

State of the economy In the third of a three-part report, independent research firm Strand Consulting looks at the issue of whether city-built fiber-to-the-home projects really do drive economic growth.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock City-built fiber networks: The social consequences

Fiber optics In the second of a three-part report examining metro-built fiber networks, Strand Consulting reviews what it calls "the social consequences."

Updated January 16

Premium Lock Are city fiber projects good investments? No, says consulting firm

Fiber optic network                   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.

January 12

WTW news in review: Our 54 headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated January 8

FCC chair on Internet: 'No blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization'

The Broadband Report       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.

January 5

News in review: WTW's headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

December 29, 2014

Headlines in review: WTW's headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

December 22, 2014

Premium Lock News in review: WTW's 50 headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

December 19, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Next Glass, Red Hat, 12 Days, Unemployment 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, Dec. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated December 19, 2014

Premium Lock Humbug! Google delays fiber news until 'after the holidays'

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.

Google Fiber   Google Fiber

December 16, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 9: Progress report on modernizing Communications Act

Day 9 On the ninth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, we provide an update on two lawmakers leading efforts in Washington this year to update the regulations that govern the nation's communications networks.

December 15, 2014

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL TechWire's 61 headlines

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

Updated December 12, 2014

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 7: Blair Levin says Triangle well on way to next-gen Internet

Day 7 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.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock FCC increases school, rural net funding; phone bills going up

FCC     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.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Tech giants warn: Just say 'No' to net regulation

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."

Tech giants oppose Internet regulation Tech giants oppose Internet regulation

December 9, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Tuesday: Google Fiber, Ebola, RTP Startups and Cam Newton 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 Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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