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Tech giants address Obama and internet spying in open letter

The world’s top tech companies have united to create the Global Government Surveillance Reform movement, in an attempt to counter the recent surge in internet surveillance that has dogged headlines all over the world over the past year. The open letter, addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, highlights several principles that the tech Full Article

Akamai Reports Rise in Internet Speed

Around the world, internet speeds were on the rise in the last half of 2013, with an average increase of 10% across 133 survey regions. On Tuesday, Akamai released ...Full Article

Fastest US Internet Connection is in Small Washington Town

The tiny town of Ephrata, Washington is home to just over 7,000 people, as well as the speediest internet connection in the United States. Located in quiet Grant County, ...Full Article

Reddit built on flawed algorithm, programmers claim

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 ...Full Article

Small Canadian Town Creates its Own Gigabit Internet Service

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 ...Full Article

New Bill May Prevent ISPs from Slowing Online Video Services

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 ...Full Article

Cable Still King in US Connection Market

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 ...Full Article

Broadband Reaches Three Quarters of British Homes

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 ...Full Article

Seattle’s gigabit internet plans rocked by problems, mayor claims

Seattle’s plans for its own gigabit internet service have run into a few obstacles, if outgoing mayor Mike McGinn has anything to say about it. McGinn has cast doubt ...Full Article

Half of All Internet Traffic Goes to Netflix and YouTube

As video and audio streaming continue to be the biggest sources of data consumption on the internet all around the world, the Global Internet Phenomena Report has reported that ...Full Article