Posts tagged “Fiber”
The Allister North Hills Apartments in North Raleigh is among the early locations to provide online ultra-fast Internet access from AT&T. Demand for the service in the Raleigh market already is "exceeding expectations," an AT&T spokesperson says.
"Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," HP CEO Meg Whitman says. "By combining Aruba's world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP's leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile networks."
The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
There's been a great deal of discussion about the "net neutrality" vote at the FCC. So what are the details included in the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet? Here are the key provisions as provided by the FCC.
Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. The Associated Press offers a look at what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next
Some critics talk about the "net neutrality" plan like it's a government takeover of your Netflix account. Supporters say it'll protect the status quo without price controls or new taxes. But the lobbyists and politicians aren't telling the whole story.
The Broadband Report: Technology executives across the country gathered last week in California to discuss advancements in research and education networks. Here's an inside look at what happened.
Latest broadband news on Community Broadband Act, competition, net neutrality, rural experiments and telehealth
The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications stories making headlines this week including Point Topic's new report on broadband competition, lively discussions on the proposed Community Broadband Act and net neutrality, the FCC's rural broadband experiments, and how telemedicine needs big bandwidth.
On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as the telephone. Using Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, the FCC would be given broad authority to ban providers from manipulating web content. Wheeler would allow for some business deals among Internet players to manage data, but those "interconnection" agreements would be subject to FCC review.