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Internet for all? Biden seeks to widen online access Special

There is new analysis regarding President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan - which includes $100 billion to “future proof” broadband. But will this delivery Internet access of sufficient quality for all?

Smooth Streaming: Tips to help improve broadband speed Special

Many office workers transferred to the home setting are struggling to get effective broadband speeds. While much of this is in the hands of the provider, there are things that individuals can do to boost their speed.

Biggest broadband issues for those remote-working

A good quality Internet connection is essential for home working, yet many broadband services are substandard. Investment in infrastructure is needed long-term. In the short-term, a new surveys highlights day-to-day issues.

Why your broadband is so slow (and it's not what you might think) Special

Why are many of our Internet connections so slow and what measures can we put in place to speed them up? Nick Baker, resident broadband expert at Uswitch provides some answers based on new analysis.

Variable broadband, data shows big differences by region

The most common broadband issues encountered in homes all around the U.K. have been revealed as part of the Bandwidth Britain Report by Uswitch.

Expert tips on boosting your broadband speed Special

A new report titled Bandwidth Britain Report has revealed that 35 percent of broadband users in the U,K. have recently complained about slower Internet speeds during lockdown.

World's fastest Internet speed broken

The world's fastest Internet is a record that many technologists aim to break. The latest record setting exploit has been achieved with the help of a single optical chip.

Broadband Internet linked to sleep deprivation

Is there a connection between high Internet use and sleep? A new study indicates so, with the research drawing a connection between broadband Internet use and sleep deprivation.

Starry Internet to expand wireless broadband service this month

Starry Internet has announced it will launch a beta of its wireless broadband service in Los Angeles and Washington DC later this month. Starry Internet's also partnering with Marvell to improve wireless broadband technologies.

Op-Ed: No Net Neutrality = Slowing down the future with politics

Washington - The Trump administration’s decision to end Net Neutrality will be a disaster for business, for consumers, and for trade. This decision can turn the internet into Big Pharma v.2. Is that bad enough? How much worse does it need to be?

Verizon announces 5G connectivity is coming to California in 2018

Verizon has announced it will rollout 5G broadband to select areas in 2018. The company is determined to lead the charge towards 5G connectivity amid competition from industry rivals. Verizon's first service will be a 5G-powered home broadband connection.

UK broadband firms banned from advertising misleading speeds

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has announced broadband providers will be banned from advertising misleading speeds that are available to only a few users. Providers cannot use the phrase "up to" and must list generally representative speeds.

Digital Britain: 'Full-fiber' broadband to be rolled out

London - British businesses have welcomed the announcement by the U.K. government concerning the roll out of 'full-fiber' broadband. Six areas in the U.K. have been named as test areas.

CRTC declares broadband a 'basic' service for all Canadians

In a landmark ruling, the government of Canada has declared high-speed broadband Internet a ‘basic telecommunications service’ guaranteed to all Canadians.

Net neutrality: Battles are being won, but the war's still raging

Net neutrality has been a key topic this year. Breakthroughs have been made in the U.S. and EU that help to safeguard the Internet's neutrality but there are ongoing concerns. In this article, we'll look at net neutrality in the U.S., EU and Canada.

You could soon be buying your broadband from Amazon

Amazon is reportedly considering becoming a broadband provider in Europe. The company wants to resell internet services to Prime subscribers, enabling it to further diversity its product range. A U.S. launch is unlikely due to network restrictions.

EU to rollout ultrafast 100Mbps broadband across Europe by 2025

The European Union is planning to set ambitious new targets for universal Internet connections over the next decade. It wants to see everyone in Europe able to access 100Mbps ultrafast broadband by 2025, allowing for new online experiences.

BT demos broadband that downloads 200 HD movies in a second

UK internet service provider BT has successfully completed a trial of prototype broadband infrastructure with download speeds of up to 5.6Tbps. While still a long way from being publicly available, the technology could transform how we connect online.

Bug at BT forwards every sent email to one man's email account

BT, the UK's largest broadband provider, has admitted a "testing" error resulted in every email sent across its network being forwarded to a single account for a brief period this week. A "Steve Webb" received every email sent by BT users.

Google ending free Fiber Internet in Kansas City

Google is going to discontinue its free Internet service in Kansas City. Since the launch of Google Fiber, residents have been able to pay a one-time construction fee and then receive unlimited Internet access for free, a deal Google has decided to end.

Record for fastest ever data rate smashed as 1.125Tb/s reached

A team of researchers have set a new record for the fastest ever data rate used to transfer digital information. The system can handle speeds in excess of 1 terabit per second, responding to the growing demand for faster networks.

Wi-Fi pushed to the limit with new 100Gbps transmitter, THz waves

A team of Japanese researchers have developed a Wi-Fi transmitter capable of sustaining a 100 gigabit per second connection speed. The breakthrough, using very short waves, lets mobile devices download an HD film in under a second.

UK to make fast broadband a 'fundamental right' by 2020

UK PM David Cameron has pledged to introduce a "universal service obligation" for broadband Internet that will see it obtain a similar status to water and electricity and force providers to offer fast connections to every home and business by 2020.

Scientists overcome the major issue of large fibre optic networks

Scientists have discovered a way to keep data moving at high speeds over very long fibre optic networks by preventing the signals from weakening. It removes a key limitation of fibre today and could make future networks faster and significantly cheaper.

56-kilobit AOL dial-up Internet still used by 2.1 million in USA

AOL has revealed it has still has 2.1 million subscribers using its ancient dial-up Internet service provided by landline telephones and only offering speeds of 56 kilobits per second. It seems that some will steadfastly resist the modern Internet.

Virgin Galactic's bold plan to change face of high-speed Internet

Although high-speed Internet and telephone options are available to billions of people, there is still a large percentage of the population without this important technological benefit.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

Time Warner Cable quoted man $20K for broadband internet

Jess Walser, from central New York, says Time Warner Cable wanted to charge him $20,000 for access to broadband internet.

U.S. communities taking affordable broadband into their own hands

Under the guidance and support of Next Century Cities, an organized effort is underway to revamp Internet infrastructure on a community level for the 21st century.

Bruce Willis advert banned

An advert for a U.K. broadband service, featuring the actor Bruce Willis, has been banned from being screened because the claims made in the advert have been deemed to be ‘misleading’.
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