Cities, states face off on municipal broadband
Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...
Google and Asian firms laying US-Japan underwater cable
Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300 million underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging Internet use.
Competition pushes possibility of ultra-fast Internet in more of US
Seeing little competition and questionable demand, Internet service providers have shrugged at spending the billions of dollars needed to boost U.S. Internet speeds to match other parts of the world.
Team in Denmark breaks data transmission rate over single fiber cable—43 terabits per second
Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups (Update)
Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.
Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer
Chicago planning to lay superconducting cable to prevent power outages in the Loop
Efficient structures help build a sustainable future
When envisioning a new structure, engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced ...
Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV
Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses
In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn't think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection.
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DreamWorks mixing faves, newbies in YouTube debut (Update)
When AwesomenessTV launched as a YouTube channel two years ago, it was a bet by veteran TV and movie producer Brian Robbins on the ability of teen and tween audiences to find videos they love to watch online.
China Mobile to take stake in Thailand's True
China Mobile Ltd. has agreed to buy an 18 percent stake in Thai telecommunications and cable TV company True Corp. for $880 million, the highest profile corporate deal announced in Thailand since the military sized power ...
Cox plans gigabit Internet speeds in three cities
Cable company Cox Communications says it plans to boost Internet download speeds to 1 gigabit per second starting in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha, Nebraska, late this year. That is dozens of times faster than typical broadband ...