Posts tagged “Fiber”

Updated February 25, 2014

Premium Lock Something's happening here - and it's clear: Startup boom time

It's well known among area entrepreneurs that something big is happening in the Triangle. And increasingly, people outside of startup circles understand, perhaps more vaguely, that good things are brewing. Two recent developments underlined the potential and excitement: Google Fiber, expanding entrepreneurial network.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

Updated February 21, 2014

Premium Lock Google Fiber could help make NC the first 'gigastate'

If Google Fiber were to pick the Research Triangle and Charlotte, the high-speed connectivity across the state would take quantum leaps. Don't forget the NC Next Generation Network is under development, MCNC's NCREN has a state-wide fiber backbone, and Time Warner Cable has Duke Net's highway. More projects might be coming - say from some giant like AT&T. Mix all these networks and you have the first "gigastate."

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Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Google picks Triangle for fiber network deployment list

The Triangle area is on the list of metropolitan areas where Internet giant Google wants to deploy its "Google Fiber" broadband network for TV, Internet and other services. However, a final decision about deployment is contingent upon negotiations with various local government agencies.

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Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock NC Next Generation Network welcomes Google news but pushes ahead with own agenda

The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated February 20, 2014

Premium Lock Kiss-and-tell exclusive: Why Google just loves the Triangle

From Google's selection of the Triangle as part of its Tech Hub network to demonstrating Google Glass here first to picking the Triangle as a possible site for Google Fiber, the Internet giant keeps intensifying its love affair with our region/ Why? In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the head of Google's entrepreneur effort explains why.

Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh Mary Grove, left, checks out new Underground @Raleigh

Updated February 19, 2014

Premium Lock Here's what Google Fiber wants from metro areas to land network

In a blog post, a Google executive spells out what the Internet giant is looking for from metro areas such as the Triangle if it is to expand its Google Fiber network there.

Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks Google Fiber's list of existing, proposed networks

Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock Reacting to NC jobs strategy: Broadband exec likes what he sees

On Friday, the N.C. Economic Development Board presented a long-term jobs creation blueprint to Gov. Pat McCrory. So what's in the plan for North Carolina's technology industry as well as entrepreneurs? What about the plan's overall economic output? WRALTechWire is reaching out to executives to discuss their reactions to the plan. Our first exclusive interview is with Joe Freddoso, CEO at MCNC which recently completed a state-wide all-fiber backbone high-speed Internet network.

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January 13, 2014

Premium Lock Look for broadband to have huge impact in 2014

The Broadband Report       Much of the work last year focused on supporting the broadband economy of the future - one that produces new and better jobs to keep the United States competitive in the 21st Century. But, what's in store for 2014 and what does it mean for North Carolina?

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