AT&T launches new Fiber brand, will bring fiber internet to 11 more metro areas including Wilmington NC.Read here. The additional 11 gigabit markets will bring the total number to 40, and AT&T said in the press release that they are targeting 45 total metro areas by the end of 2016.
Google Fiber paused work in markets not underway, as they refine their deployment plans and evaluate technology options. Meanwhile in Charlotte, fiber deployment continues as planned. Signups are now taking place in Prosperity Village through Dec. 6.
Sources tell us Charlotte continues with the fiber build out, and we are not in the plans (yet) for the wireless technology. Stay tuned.
Charlotte, NC and the State of Digital Inclusion: A report from NTEN and Google Fiber Fellow Jessica Washington. Read here.
Excerpt: "There are so many people who are missing out on opportunities and services, just because they don’t have home access to the internet."
FCC says One Touch Make Ready rules are consistent with federal communications policies and regulations that seek expanded broadband deployment. Read the FCC report here. This process reduces the cost and increases the speed of deploying competitive services, and it prevents pole owners or existing attachers from needlessly delaying or impeding the deployment of new competitors. Louisville and Nashville are currently being sued by AT&T and Comcast for supporting this process.
When gigabit Internet comes to town, it could mean savings for consumers:Read here.
Report: North Carolina Connectivity – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Read ILSR report.
This Guy Has the Fastest Home Internet in the United States.Read here.
Charlotte Educator: Devices Are Just the First Step in Digital Inclusion:Read here.
Progress comes at a cost - the Charlotte Agenda investigates the damages incurred in Clt with fiber installs: Read here.
November 4 - Growing the Gigabit Ecosystem event in Wilson NC. Keynote speaker Blair Levin.Event details here.
November 9 - Digital Charlotte Meetup: How to start a Digital Inclusion Program.Event details.
December 3 - Celebrate the holidays at the Google Fiber Space in Charlotte. 2 pm - 7 pm.Details here.
Digital Charlotte - For a list of upcoming Internet training workshops from Queens University Knight School:Click here