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UK May Have Hit Broadband Targets

When it comes to the internet the coalition government made a pledge that by 2015, they would have the “best superfast broadband in Europe”. The UK may have hit broadband targets, but still fears remain over…

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Scientists Use Fibre Optic Cable to Transmit 57Gbps

How fast is your internet? 1Mbps? 10Mbps? Are you lucky enough to get a 1Gbps? With governments all over the world now racing to deliver the best internet to everyone, the speed of your internet is…

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UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group

Buffering, downloading, pausing, even trying to make out the shapes on a low-resolution video have become common place for so many people as their internet speed caps out, normally before they are anywhere near their advertised…

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Linksys Introduces New Modem Router and More DD-WRT Support

Linksys is one of the biggest manufacturers of routers and network equipment in general, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for a more devices as well as room for improvement on the current lineup.…

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Epson Create First In-Office Recycling System

So you’re in the office and you print off several pages for a meeting or a project, once you’re done with them though you find the green bin and place them in the recycling. Weeks and…

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US City-Run ISP Boasts 10GBps Internet

An ISP run by the city of Salisbury in North Carolina, USA has announced that it is bringing speeds of up to 10GBps to local residents and businesses. The municipal service, Fibrant, was created five years…

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FCC Wants Copper Networks Turned Off in Favour of Fibre Upgrade

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is introducing new rules designed to encourage internet service providers (ISPs) to shut down the internet copper network in favour of superfast fibre. Previous legislation required ISPs to seek approval…

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NSA Surveillance Program Operating For a Very Long Time

NSA operations have been going on a long, long, long, long time, that is according to the latest revelations by both Edward Snowdon and also by a report from The Intercept, NSA/GCHQ’s top secret surveillance program…

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Comcast 2GB/S Internet Prices and Specs Released

Comcast’s fibre internet was always going to be expensive, and now the telecoms company has revealed just how much 2Gbps internet will cost you; $300 a month! Comcast calls its fastest-ever consumer broadband Gigabit Pro, which offers…

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101 US Cities to Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Like many counties that became used to using old copper networks to bring the internet to homes, the US is starting to fall behind in terms of price and speed, with its larger telecoms companies reluctant…

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Fibre-Optic Signals ‘Combed’ to Perfection

We have been talking a lot about the limitations of fibre optic cabling and signal transfer for a while now; if you recall back a few weeks, we covered a story regarding how we could be…

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Huawei Achieves 1 Terabits Per Second Speeds

Chinese networking giant Huawei, in partnership with telecoms company Proximus, have achieved unbelievable speeds of up to one terabits per second over super-channel optical cable, the equivalent of sending 33 HD movies in just a second.…

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Google Fiber Users Receiving Automated Fines for Piracy

Google is sending customers of its fibre service that are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted materials automated fines. Google Fiber users have received fines, sent through automated e-mails, of up to hundreds of dollars. Other automated…

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We Could be Running Out of Internet

Early last week, reports were coming in that we were running out of internet, mainly IPv4 addresses; well now we could be hitting a much more serious wall, the cables. The current best mode of transferring…

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ISP Promotes Higher Broadband Deal for ‘Ideal’ Streaming

We all know the basics that a better internet connection means better internet experience. Well, it seems that this is all Verizon customer service employees know too and it’s over Netflix streaming again. Netflix offers two…

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Plusnet to Offer its Own TV Service

It’s a tough market out there with the likes of Sky, BT and Virgin offering massive ranges of TV, Internet and Phone packages. The smaller internet providers such as Plusnet and TalkTalk need to breach into…

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BT Aims for 500Mbps UK Broadband Speeds by 2025

British telecoms company BT has announced plans to upgrade its fibre network to offer  “initial speeds of a few hundred megabits per second to millions of homes and businesses by 2020″ and up to 500Mbps speeds…

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Four More US Cities to Get Google Fiber Gigabit Internet

As a further sign of Google’s quest to take over the world, The Wall Street Journal says that the company’s Google Fiber service is set to expand to four more US cities. The Journal says that those cities…

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Sky Now Offering £10 Fibre Broadband – With 25GB Cap

What looks like a groundbreaking deal – £10 per month for fibre broadband – is easily shattered by its abysmal 25GB usage cap. Yes, Sky have announced they are to offer fibre broadband for what is…

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ASRock Announce X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard – 22 Gbps NIC

Large scale motherboard manufacturer ASRock has just released their new X99 motherboard, the X99 WS-E/10G – featuring an amazing on-board network interface capabilities of 22 Gbps. It’s able to achieve such speeds due to its two…

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USA Intends to Provide Internet to Villages via Laser

According to US technology news website, TechnologyReview, several US communications carriers are going to pilot a technology which will see a laser beam internet up to speeds of 2 Gbps through the air – meaning underground…

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AT&T Halt Fibre Investment Until Net Neutrality is Resolved

First, President Obama voiced his support for net neutrality, asking the FCC to apply Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 to protect broadband as a utility. The ISPs responded by threatening to sue if…

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BT Failing to Hit Broadband Fibre Target

During the early days of BT’s fibre broadband rollout, the telecoms provider claimed that up to 25% of its customers would receive fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). Although BT has succeeded in implementing fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC), the final push to…

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New Fibre Technology – 1TB Transferred in 3 millieconds

Do you remember when 10 megabit networks were the crux of our networking technology? Transferring your 500mb back-ups over from one computer to another took an age, let alone downloading something large off the internet. Once…

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Google Bid Testing of High-Speed Wireless Internet

Google has reportedly been asking the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to test a new technology that will enable Google Fibre-like speeds to be transmitted wirelessly to our homes. On Monday, Google bid to…

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Google Snag Ex-Qualcomm Executive To Speed Up Google Fibre Process

Ex-Senior Vice President of Qualcomm, Dennish Kish, has been announced as Google Fiber’s new VP – taking over from Milo Medin who is reported to be staying on as an advisor. Kish’s Linked In profile shows…

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Google Fibre Is Not Coming To The UK Anytime Soon

A couple of days ago we heard of a report that Google was looking at a project to bring Google Fibre to the UK, however it appears many people read into the report in the wrong…