Posts tagged “Fiber”

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Winston-Salem strikes AT&T ultra-fast Internet deal; Carrboro next?

Fiber optic network                      The City of Winston-Salem is the latest municipal participant in the North Carolina Next Generation Network project to make a deal with A&T for the deployment of an ultrafast Internet and entertainment network. Carrboro could be next.

June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad video

Verizon   Verizon Communications, the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, sent a letter to Netflix Inc. on Thursday, telling it to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality or face a lawsuit.

Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $270,000 to 6 Triangle startups; how much each gets remains to be resolved

Dollar sign       From cloud computing to helping consumers get out of cellphone contracts to software that reduces "digital distractions," six Triangle firms are getting a financial boost from economic development group NC IDEA.

Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Overlooked: AT&T-DirecTV deal means more fixed wireless broadband

AT&T is touting to regulators that its proposed acquisition of DirecTV would enable the combined company to speed up deployment for ultra-fast Internet and entertainment networks. But buried deep in an SEC filing, AT&T also offers the prospect of more fixed wireless broadband at cable-like speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear al a carte content offerings are on the menu.

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Updated June 3, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T to regulators: Approve DirecTV deal, get fiber sooner

Fiber optic network                      In an attempt to curry favor with regulators, AT&T Inc. said Tuesday that if it's allowed to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, it will be able to afford an expansion of fiber connections into more homes to boost their Internet connection speeds. The Triangle is among the markets on AT&T's fiber deployment list.

Updated May 30, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T beats Time Warner Cable in speed, says new YouTube data

Which high-speed Internet service delivers the most consistent high-definition quality service in the Raleigh area? AT&T's U-Verse, says a new rankings system launched by Google-owned YouTube.

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Updated May 23, 2014

Premium Lock Cox plans gigabit Internet speed services in three cities

Fiber optic network                      The move will bring its service in line with Google's fiber rollout in cities such as Kansas City and Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas; and an AT&T rollout in Austin and a planned offering in Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

Updated May 20, 2014

Premium Lock Why is AT&T on such a tech binge? Rapid change, NCSU economist says

From the $48.5 billion bid to acquire DirecTV to its plans to deploy fiber optic services in the Triangle, AT&T is on a technology binge. What's going on? NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees a variety of reasons in this exclusive WRAL TechWire conversation.

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May 12, 2014

Premium Lock Cary agrees to lease terms for Google Fiber 'huts'

Fiber optic network                      Cary's Town Council says it has struck an agreement with Google for lease terms that would allow Google to place "fiber huts" in the town's limits should Google chose to deploy its super-fast Internet and entertainment network in the Triangle.

May 9, 2014

Premium Lock Internet companies ask FCC to ditch net neutrality plan

Net Neutrality More than 100 companies ranging from startups to web giants filed a letter this week calling on the FCC to rethink its path on protecting and preserving an open, equal Internet - a debate that is nearing a boiling point on Capitol Hill.

May 2, 2014

Premium Lock Google Fiber: Triangle metros meet initial deadlines

Governments in cities under consideration for the next round of Google Fiber network expansion have all meet the Internet giant's deadline for filling out a "checklist." That group of cities includes Raleigh, Durham

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock With business surging, Quintiles ups guidance; Street likes the news

Quintiles' headquarters       A year after returning to the public markets, Quintiles celebrates some good news. The world's global life science services provider, reports revenues topped $1 billion for the second consecutive quarter. Meanwhile, net income and earnings per share surge $42 million and 27 cents compared to one year ago., topping expectations from Wall Street analysts. Quintiles also increases its financial expectations for the year.

Updated May 1, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T reportedly wants to buy DirecTV in a $40B deal

AT&T                             Communications giant AT&T is interested in acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV in a deal that would be worth some $40 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. AT&T recently announced plans to deploy a fiber-optic network in the Triangle and is investing in a new online video venture.

May 1, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle steps up Google Fiber drive with new film: #FIBEREDUP

Community activists striving to bring Google Fiber and its ultra-fast Internet service to the Triangle are intensifying their efforts. Tonight they premier a film titled #FIBEREDUP which they hope demonstrates to Google how important fiber-optic service would be.

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April 16, 2014

Premium Lock Raleigh signs on to AT&T ultra-fast Internet plan

The Raleigh City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager and attorney to contract with AT&T to bring the communications provider's next-generation internet and cable service to local residents.

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Updated April 16, 2014

Premium Lock Wake Forest is test bed for gigabit internet

RST Fiber began installing the fiber Tuesday that the company says will bring internet speeds up to 100 times faster than cable to Triangle-area homes.

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Updated March 29, 2014

Premium Lock ExitEvent news: High speed Internet is a modern gold rush

ExitEvent ExitEvent and WRALTechWire will be cooperating in presenting news about the region's entrepreneurial sector. Today, entrepreneur Jivan Achreja offers his analysis on what Google Fiber could mean to the Triangle.

Updated March 20, 2014

Premium Lock Hey Triangle, are you getting #FIBEREDUP?

How bad do you want Google Fiber in the Triangle? Maybe there's a way for you to show your excitement.

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Updated March 12, 2014

Premium Lock Why wait for Google? Gigabit Internet coming to Raleigh soon

RST Fiber, a company based in Shelby NC, plans to offer Internet service to homes at gigabit speeds as well as ala carte TV services and super high definition video in the Raleigh area within the next 60 days. While Google Fiber considers building a gigabit network in the Triangle, RST says a statewide fiber optic network is now operational and Raleigh will be one of its first service areas.

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Updated March 12, 2014

Premium Lock Shelby firm's statewide fiber network makes NC a 'gigabit state'

RST Fiber on Tuesday activated a North Carolina-wide fiber optic network covering some 3,100 miles. Offering up to 100-gigabit per second Internet access, RST says it has deployed a network to support the "Internet of Everything" as described by Cisco CEO John Chambers.

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