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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

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

San Antonio Signs off On Google Fiber Contract

The City Council of San Antonio, Texas have signed off on a real estate with Google which will make it easier for the company to build important infrastructure if ...Full Article

Los Angeles to provide city-wide fiber-based internet – for free

In an eyebrow-raisingly ambitious move, Los Angeles is set to embark on a project to provide fiber-based internet to all 3.5 million of its residents and businesses – for ...Full Article

AT&T looking to challenge Google

Thanks to Google Fiber’s sudden rise and spread throughout the US, other broadband providers are starting to get “gigabit fever” and have their sights set on offering faster internet ...Full Article

Researchers Achieve 1.4TB/s Internet Speed

Researchers working for Alcatel-Lucent and BT have managed to destroy previous internet speed records by achieving a fiber optic connection which clocks in at an incredible 1.4TB/s. The experiment ...Full Article

Google Fiber Eyes 10Gbps Internet Connections

If you wondered why anyone would ever need a 1 gig internet Fiber connection at home, wait till you find out what Google has in store for its network ...Full Article