News tagged with broadband connections

US gains Internet speeds, but gaps remain

Americans enjoyed improved Internet connections over the past year, but some providers were inconsistent or fell short of delivering advertised speeds, the US telecom regulator said Wednesday.

Jun 18, 2014
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Court nixes Deutsche Telekom's broadband cap

A court in Germany has struck down plans by the country's biggest telecom company to drastically reduce Internet speeds for fixed-line broadband customers who surf too much.

Oct 30, 2013
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70% of Americans have high-speed Internet

The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a study showed Monday.

Aug 26, 2013
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Luxembourg shows 'bigger is not always better'

Sometimes good things come in small packages and this is indeed true of Luxembourg when it comes to information and communication technologies (ICT). Take the example of broadband rollout. Being a small country ...

Apr 19, 2013
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Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft

When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent's big growth opportunities, calling Africa a "game changer in the global economy."

Mar 21, 2013
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Lightning-fast mobile hits speed bump in Europe

Lightning-fast fourth generation mobile networks are spreading rapidly worldwide, led by the United States, Japan and South Korea, but Europe lags behind and its economic crisis could brake investment, an ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Third of world's population has Internet: UN

More than a third of the world's population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, a UN agency said Thursday.

Oct 11, 2012
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