News tagged with broadband connections

'Three strikes' for the Web

Faced with a pandemic of online piracy, Hollywood studios and the major record labels have pressed governments around the world to make it easier for them to enforce their copyrights. In particular, they've tried to shift ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Why Is My Internet Slow?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people don't understand how their broadband Internet connection works, they just know when it doesn't. When that happens, they do one of two things: consult the tech wizard in their house, or call their ...

Apr 12, 2010
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Competition missing from broadband plan, some say

(AP) -- The sweeping national broadband plan that federal regulators delivered to Congress last week doesn't go far enough to satisfy some experts who warn that the United States would still trail other industrialized ...

Mar 22, 2010
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From the desk lamp to the desktop?

In the future, getting a broadband connection might be as simple as flipping on a light switch. In fact, according to a group of researchers from Germany, the light coming from the lamps in your home could one day encode ...

Mar 09, 2010
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New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband

(AP) -- Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed Internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that underscore the challenges facing policymakers who are trying to bring affordable broadband ...

Feb 16, 2010
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Wii becomes third console to stream Netflix

(AP) -- It's a triple crown for Netflix. Beginning in the spring, the Wii will become the last of the three current video game consoles to get instant viewing of Netflix movies and TV shows over the Internet.

Jan 13, 2010
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Obama administration seeks more wireless spectrum

(AP) -- The Obama administration is calling on federal regulators to make more radio spectrum available for wireless Internet services to compete with broadband plans provided by the major phone and cable companies.

Jan 04, 2010
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Google executive running for Vermont governor post

(AP) -- Internet search giant Google is based in Silicon Valley, yet it runs its community affairs operation out of a former bread factory in an old New England railroad town, hard by the confluence of the ...

Jan 02, 2010
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Survey: Internet use grows fast among Latinos

(AP) -- Latino adults are increasing their use of the Internet faster than other ethnic groups, according to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Dec 22, 2009
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