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AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).
Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.
AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.
The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.
AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later.
North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.
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.