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Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.
When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.
The City of Durham has reached an agreement with AT&T to deploy an ultrafast Internet network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. AT&T is seeking to build a fiber network ahead of Google, which has listed the Triangle as one of the targets for its Google Fiber network. Raleigh has given preliminary approval.
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.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded $2.5 million in grants and other funding in its most recent quarter. Meanwhile, companies supported by the Center raised some $192 million in outside funding.
The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.
Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.
The organizers of the North Carolina Next Generation Network project are wading through a larger than expected response from a variety of partnerships and firms that want to help build an ultra-high speed Internet project across the Triangle and Triad. The NCNGN project manager says the timeline for picking the builders is "fluid" but backers "hope the service will begin by the fourth quarter 2014." The full story is available to WRALTechWire Insiders
George Painter brings 30 years experience to Emory University. In other regional life science news, Wake Forest Innovations finds a partner for health mobile apps development and Cornerstone Therapeutics sues a rival for patent infringement.
The goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that makes producing electricty from sunlight more economically viable. Photovoltaic cells have been around for more than 40 years but are still relatively expensive despite decades of development.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a new name for the research and development campus in Winston-Salem: The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Three new tenants sign on for space, all of whom either were started by or include former Targacept employees.
Commercial buildings in the Research Triangle area are more likely to house life-science companies than anywhere in America, according to a study just released by a global real estate firm.
Analysis: Regenerative medicine holds the promise to coax cells in the body to create new tissue, which could become vessels and perhaps even entire organs. Dr. Anthony Atala's vision for the technology is that it creates something else - a new manufacturing base in North Carolina.
Business school students from some of the country's top programs got a closer look at the life-sciences innovation coming out of the Triad this past weekend at the fourth annual Wake Forest University Biotechnology Conference & Case Competition.
Chris Anderson, chief executive officer at 3D Robotics, created one of the highlights of the Emerging Issues Forum on stage by printing out a 3D version of Darth Vader. Is 3D manufacturing the dark or light side of future manufacturing?
Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine says North Carolina;s advanced manufacturing future could include making body parts. But the state faces intense competition for the emerging business opportunity.
A new report shows that despite our 9.2 percent unemployment rate still worse than the 7.8 percent national rate, North Carolina now leads the nation in the number of jobs added during the past three, six and 12 months. We're even number three in jobs added as a percent of population.
The Triangle J Council of Governments in association with a consortium called the NC Next Generation Networks on Friday issued a request for proposal document that seeks private sector service providers who are interested in building a "next generation" communications network across the Triangle as well as Winston-Salem.
A consortium of universities and municipalities representing the Triangle and Winston-Salem will publish a request for proposals on Friday that could lead to a project similar to Google Fiber to North Carolina. Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff, and the national organization he leads is supporting the effort.