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

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 cables. If rumors are correct, it may be that Echelon inspired the NSA. Sources close to Full Article

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

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 ...Full Article

Vietnamese Government Fines Critical Social Media Users

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 ...Full Article

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

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, ...Full Article

100 Locations in Austin to Receive Free Google Fiber

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 ...Full Article

South African mobile network launches rural internet cafes

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 ...Full Article

Cable Internet Speeds May Climb to 10Gbps

A brand new advancement in broadband technology may soon be responsible for introducing internet speeds of up to 10Gbps to consumers around the world. A non-profit research and development ...Full Article

Super-Fast Broadband Dominating European Market

Recent figures have shown that the European Union is over half way to its target of offering speeds of 30 Mbps or higher to all residents by 2020. Currently, ...Full Article

Southwest Airlines offering gate-to-gate Wi-Fi

As well as allowing use of electronics during takeoff and landing, Southwest Airlines is to be the first airline to offer what they’re referring to as “gate-to-gate” Wi-Fi. Thanks ...Full Article

UK-based EE introducing 4G LTE-A 300Mbps network

EE has fired up the latest form of its 4G network in East London’s Tech City area; with the new LTE-Advanced network capable of providing download speeds of up ...Full Article