Posts tagged “Greenlight”

September 20

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.

March 13, 2015

Premium Lock They look at us as partners in the community

If you're in commercial real estate, you're in a good position to see the value of a municipal high speed broadband network. "It does nothing but help us from an economic development standpoint," says Will Corbett, a commercial real estate appraiser in Wilson, NC. "Its ability to attract industry is impressive. The fact that the average citizen benefits too is gravy."

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March 13, 2015

Premium Lock From Hollywood to Wilson, NC - a broadband move

The Muppets After 16 years in Los Angeles, the founders of ExodusFX moved their video special effects business to the East Coast three years ago, finally choosing the Eastern NC City of Wilson because of its ultrafast municipal broadband network.

Updated March 13, 2015

Premium Lock Wilson's municipal broadband network makes it a proud ultrafast broadband city

Soon, people in the Triangle will have access to ultra-fast broadband via Google and other providers. In Wilson, NC, they've had it for seven years.

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Updated February 28, 2015

Premium Lock FCC to NC on broadband law: 'That dog won't hunt'

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.

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February 4, 2015

Premium Lock Wilson newspaper: FCC chair supports municipal broadband plan

Greenlight ​The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is supporting a proposal made by city officials in Wilson dealing the expansion of broadband service.

Updated January 22, 2015

Premium Lock '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

Updated October 14, 2014

Premium Lock Service providers predict end of POTS, advance of fiber in Triangle

At the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange, service provider panelists made impactful announcements about the future of fiber in the Triangle. Not the least of these: Durham's getting fiber.

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April 19, 2013

Premium Lock Wilson's own network to offer gigabit Internet service

The City of Wilson's Greenlight broadband service plans to offer gigabit Internet service no later than July. Thus the city moves into the ranks of areas such as Kansas City, which is deploying the much publicized Google Fiber.

Wilson proclaims its soon-to-be offered gigabit service Wilson proclaims its soon-to-be offered gigabit service

May 6, 2011

Premium Lock Legislature approves broadband rules for N.C. cities

Not everyone wants broadband The N.C. House voted 84-32 to accept Senate changes to a package on Friday that now will head to Gov. Bev Perdue for her signature.

Updated July 16, 2009

Premium Lock Broadband Access Available to More Than 82 Percent of Households in N.C., New Report Says

UPDATE: e-NC Authority seeks $7.5M from state to expand reach of high-speed Internet services. Group plans to target 26 counties where availability is less than 70 percent.

Updated November 12, 2008

Premium Lock California studio to launch games based on Robert Jordan empire

 Works in ‘Wheel of Time’ series by ate author, who lived in Charleston, S.C. will be turned into videogames and films by Red Eagle Entertainment. Two former IBM execs lead California-based entertainment company.

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