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Google Keeps Fiber’s Residents-Only Policy

October 15th, 2018 (0)
When Google announced its list of future possible Fiber hubs, lucky city residents around the country were excited by the possibility. According to Google’s existing policies, it’s only residents who should be excited by gigabit internet speeds for now- ...

What is Packet Loss?

October 15th, 2018 (13)
In terms of general computing, packet loss occurs when a packet (bundled data) which is travelling across a computer network fails to reach its intended destination. Packet errors are some of the most fundamental and common types of errors ...

AT&T set to make waves with new “Sponsored Data”

October 14th, 2018 (11)
Wireless provider AT&T has announced a new program called “Sponsored Data”, which promises to have a big impact on the US wireless market. “Sponsored Data” would permit companies pay for the data used by certain apps, so that AT&T ...

NSA may have used Google and Yahoo’s fiber-optic cables against them

October 14th, 2018 (0)
In the days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was targeted by a spy operation code-named Echelon. The operation involved eavesdropping on the superpower and its allies through voice, fax and data traffic via satellite, microwave and fiber-optic ...

T-Mobile to purchase 700MHZ band from Verizon to boost LTE coverage

October 14th, 2018 (10)
The war between AT&T and T-Mobile is raging, and the latter has just thrown down the gauntlet. The wireless network quality, the company announced, would be improved significantly through a new deal with rival carrier Verizon. T-Mobile is paying ...

Vietnamese Government Fines Critical Social Media Users

October 14th, 2018 (11)
Have you ever whined about politics on Facebook or Twitter? Thanks to a new law passed in Vietnam this week, that ‘misuse’ of social media may be enough to warrant a fine of over $4,700. First reported by Reuters, ...

Submerged Wi-Fi Network to Create ‘Deep Sea Internet’

October 13th, 2018 (0)
A team of researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, is experimenting with Wi-Fi internet capable of transmitting through the water via sound waves. If they are successful, the underwater internet could mean more accurate broadcasts of sea ...

100 Locations in Austin to Receive Free Google Fiber

October 13th, 2018 (0)
In Austin, Texas 100 community organizations are set to receive free Google Fiber internet connections for an entire decade. The list was selected and approved by Austin’s city council as well as Google itself, and includes libraries, small colleges, ...

Verizon Offers Cheaper 250MB Share Everything Plan

October 12th, 2018 (0)
For users who are new to mobile data, Verizon’s Share Everything plan is now more affordable than ever; at $60 for 250MB, the bundle is a great starting point for new smartphone users. Starting on Tuesday, Verizon’s customers will ...

South African mobile network launches rural internet cafes

October 12th, 2018 (12)
South African mobile operator MTN has launched the eStreet mobile internet café project, which will give clients 24/7 internet connectivity. This initiative will be particularly focused on rural areas where internet connections are sparse, and where the company is ...
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