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2011-03-10 08:30:00

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the completion of a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network in Hampton, Yorktown and Poquoson. As a result of this upgrade to eight mobile broadband cell sites, local customers are expected to experience improved mobile broadband wireless data and voice connectivity and performance, especially during peak hours. Areas of enhanced...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

City Council of Hampton, Virginia, has authorized Verizon Communications to offer its fiber-optic-powered FiOS TV service in the region. The 15-year cable franchise covers approximately 55,000 households in Hampton. Verizon plans to begin offering FiOS TV shortly to parts of the city where the company has completed its all-fiber network upgrade. Hampton joins Chesapeake, Newport News, Poquoson and Virginia Beach in granting Verizon the authority to compete for cable services. The company...

2008-07-18 09:00:49

Despite higher ticket prices and a sluggish economy, passenger traffic was up almost 4 percent at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport during the first half of 2008. A total of 515,954 people flew through the airport during the past six months. The airport handled 496,922 passengers during the first six months of 2007. Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton said that, despite the strong numbers, it's difficult to predict where the industry is headed. "We're going into uncharted...

2008-06-21 15:00:25

By Cathy Grimes, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 21--NEWPORT NEWS -- Classes are over, students are home, school hallways are dark, but there's a bustle in several of Newport News' public schools. As it does every year, the division is moving principals to new schools and hiring new administrators to fill vacancies. Students attending the following schools will find new leaders in the house: McIntosh Elementary School: Barbara Jenkins becomes principal, transferring from Jenkins...

2007-01-13 12:00:25

By Matt Sabo, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jan. 13--POQUOSON -- Developers of a proposed $100 million housing and marina project at Whitehouse Cove on Rens Road insist they're not going to alter Poquoson's identity. Tell that to the dozens of residents -- or more -- allied against the proposal. If approved for a rezoning, it will be the biggest development in the city's history. In hopes of currying favor with some residents opposed to the project, the developers have recently...


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