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ERC named finalist for NC Tech Award

The ERC was named a finalist for the Communications Technology Company award by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). The NC Tech Awards, held on November 6 in Raleigh, will highlight and recognize the “companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership” in technology across the state.  The Communications Technology Company award highlights a product or service that demonstrates industry leading performance and/or achieves a milestone of notable success.

The ERC is very proud of its long-term association with NCTA, and especially of this award nomination. Congratulations to the ERC team!


Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guest hotspots

Marriott will cough up $600,000 in penalties after being caught blocking mobile hotspots so that guests would have to pay for its own WiFi services, the FCC has confirmed today. The fine comes after staff at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville were found to be jamming individual hotspots and then charging people up to $1,000 per device to get online.


Allow Municipalities the Chance to Build Broadband Networks

Allow Municipalities the Chance to Build Broadband Networks

an article by Mike Montgomery in the Huffington Post


AT&T and Verizon say 10 Mbps is too fast for ‘broadband’

AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change its definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps, saying many Internet users get by just fine at the lower speeds.


Analysis cite Cable’s defensive response toward top speeds

“Cable and telephone company incumbents remain reluctant to upgrade to highest speed broadband networks – especially the much-touted Gigabit-per-second infrastructure – unless they face competitive threats, notably from Google Fiber, says the third annual report from Gig. U.”