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Mobile Data Consumption Rises by 80% in One Year

January 31st, 2018 (0)
In the past year, mobile data usage has skyrocketed as we all became more attached to our smartphones than ever before. In fact, according to data gathered by Ericcson, there has been an 80% rise in mobile data usage ...

Reddit built on flawed algorithm, programmers claim

January 31st, 2018 (0)
Two separate programmers have announced that the algorithm Reddit is primarily built on is flawed. The algorithm, which the network uses to sort its posts, has a bug in a way affects new posts negatively. According to programmer Ian Greenleaf, ...

Small Canadian Town Creates its Own Gigabit Internet Service

January 30th, 2018 (0)
While some of us in big cities still can’t get access to a reliable and fast internet connection, the residents of a small town in Alberta, Canada, have gone ahead and created their own gigabit service. You’d be forgiven ...

Internet Connections 101: Different types of internet connections

January 30th, 2018 (12)
There’s a number of ways to connect to the internet these days, no matter what device you own. We’ve come up with a brief overview of them. Dial-up (Analog 56k) The good old days of dial-up internet are impossible ...

Facebook Trades Wi-Fi for Check-Ins

January 29th, 2018 (0)
Ever hungry for more activity on the world’s biggest social network, Facebook is even helping small businesses to provide Wi-Fi to their customers- provided those customers then log on using Facebook to check-in. The social media giant has teamed ...

Slow Wi-Fi? Eco Mode Might be the Problem

January 29th, 2018 (1)
Slow internet is a frustrating problem, especially when you’re paying a lot of money every month for what is supposed to be a fast connection speed. If you’re using Wi-Fi, there are a lot of little factors which could ...

New Bill May Prevent ISPs from Slowing Online Video Services

January 28th, 2018 (6)
A new Senate bill called the “Consumer Choice in Online Video Act” is taking aim at internet service providers who degrade rival video services and over charge customers. Submitted by Senator Jay Rockefeller, the bill takes a good look ...

Cable Still King in US Connection Market

January 28th, 2018 (0)
Internet connections have now been adopted by over four-fifths of homes within the United States, but of the multiple types of broadband available, cable networks definitely reign supreme. According to a new survey on Broadband Media Intelligence by IHS ...

FCC Auctioning off Wireless Spectrum for Billions

January 27th, 2018 (0)
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would be auctioning off a large portion of newly available wireless spectrum to US communications companies. With demand for wireless connectivity and communication at an all-time high, the auctioned spectra ...

Broadband Reaches Three Quarters of British Homes

January 27th, 2018 (11)
As of 2013, three quarters of British residents have access to a broadband internet connection at home, reports telecommunications surveyor and watchdog Ofcom. It is reported that currently, 21.7 million British homes have got broadband connections, which amounts to ...
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