Posts tagged “Fiber”

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How to grow a gigabit ecosystem - The Wilson story: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem

Updated October 13

Premium Lock Triangle fiber wars intensify: Lightower expands Raleigh network

The fiber wars in the Triangle continues to intensify. Lightower, a fiber network operator, is beefing up its operations in Raleigh and expanding to Charlotte. Lightower sees the North Carolina markets as attractive despite the growing presence of more fiber competitors such as AT&T and Google Fiber. And the help wanted sign is up.

Lightower's fiber backbone Lightower's fiber backbone

Updated October 10

Building a gigabit ecosystem - Wilson's evolution: A WRAL TechWire event

Turning a former tobacco town into the first gigabit Internet ecosystem in North Carolina - that's the evolution taking place right now in the city of Wilson. And WRAL TechWire is highlighting the transformation with its next Executive Exchange event with broadband expert Blair Levin delivering the keynote.

Blair Levin  Blair Levin

October 7

Premium Lock AT&T to trial ultra-fast Internet via wireless outside its 'footprint'

AT&T                    In another possible way to extend ultra-fast Internet service without having to install fiber and thus further stepping up the battle with Google and other providers, AT&T is la launching a trial of high-speed access through point-to-point fixed wireless. Plus: The technology could take AT&T connectivity beyond its 21-state "wireline" network. Plus: AT&T explains how the technology works.

Updated October 5

Premium Lock AT&T brings fiber to Wilmington, rebrands GigaPower

AT&T is adding 11 more metros to its fiber network, including Wilmington. It's also tossing the GigaPower brand in favor of a new name: AT&T Fiber.

AT&T's growing fiber footprint AT&T's growing fiber footprint

October 4

Premium Lock Google Webpass: Fast wireless net coming soon to a building near you? (+ video)

It's official. Google Fiber has closed on its acquisition of Webpass, a provider of point-to-point wireless high-speed Internet access for multi-dweller and business buildings. As GF builds out in the Triangle, a planned hybrid fiber-wireless network could mean high-speed Internet as simple as plugging into a wall outlet. Don't forget, AT&T has its own "Air Gig" in development.

Updated October 3

Premium Lock It's official: ICANN takes over Internet control + video

On Saturday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, formally took control of crucial Internet control functions such as the Domain Name System. Plus: Watch a video about what ICANN does.

Updated September 30

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

FCC        Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes. The plan had generated a great deal of opposition.

September 27

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.

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September 26

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.

September 26

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

Premium Lock '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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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