News tagged with broadband connections

Broadband picture may not be so bleak

In March, the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan, in which it reported that “the actual download speed experienced on broadband connections in American households is approximately ...

Jul 16, 2010 4.9 / 5 (9) 9 | with audio podcast

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 3.3 / 5 (12) 9 | with audio podcast

'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 3.5 / 5 (6) 18

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 3.3 / 5 (4) 6

$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 3.7 / 5 (3) 10

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 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

FCC seeks input on rules for online services

(AP) -- Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet access and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over wired broadband connections.

Sep 01, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 1