News tagged with broadband connections

More Aussies online, but digital divide remains

Five out of every six Australians are now online and regard the internet as a central part of their lives – but people who don't have access are at a deepening disadvantage as the digital gap widens, researchers have warned.

Sep 10, 2012
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'Spectrum crunch' may slow US mobile revolution

The United States is bracing for a data crunch from the surging use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices as the explosion of Internet-ready devices eats up the radio spectrum allocated for mobile ...

Jun 16, 2012
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Next up: Smart homes

You've got a smartphone and maybe a smart TV, and may have heard that smart refrigerators are in the works. Next up: the smart home.

May 28, 2012
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Israel sets sights on next-generation Internet

(AP) -- Israel is often referred to as "Startup Nation," thanks to its long history of high-tech breakthroughs produced by scrappy little companies. But in one critical area, the speed of Internet connections, ...

Jan 26, 2012
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Brussels prods Europe to invest in broadband

The EU executive Monday urged Europe's largest telecoms operators to invest in high-speed broadband as it launched a review into the price of access to smaller alternative operators.

Oct 03, 2011
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Netflix unveils Latin America service in Brazil

(AP) -- Netflix launched its movie and TV streaming service in Brazil on Monday, the beachhead for a push into Latin America that is seen as key to the company's continued growth after recent setbacks in ...

Sep 07, 2011
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$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural US

Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or ...

Aug 22, 2011
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Broadband services approach advertised speeds

(AP) -- New government data find that the nation's major broadband providers deliver Internet connections that are generally 80 percent to 90 percent of maximum advertised speeds.

Aug 02, 2011
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Google to expand ultra-fast broadband to KC, Mo.

More than a month after Kansas City, Kan., announced it would be the first place to get Google's ultra-fast broadband service, Kansas City, Mo., leaders declared their city the envy of the entire world after the search engine ...

May 18, 2011
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