News tagged with fiber optic cables

US military plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo

The Pentagon plans to install a $40 million fiber optic cable between the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay and the US mainland, a spokesman said Thursday -- an indication the facility will not close anytime soon.

Jul 06, 2012
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Technology convergence may widen the digital divide

(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...

May 17, 2012
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Liberia to get high-speed internet by October

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said late Monday the west African nation will get high-speed internet from October, as it connects to a fibre optic cable running along the west African coast.

May 08, 2012
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Olympics to strain UK Internet infrastructure

(AP) -- As Usain Bolt races down the Olympic track, will London's Internet infrastructure be able to keep up? Let's hope so. Experts say the network should be able to cope - but they warned of sluggishness ...

Mar 20, 2012
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UN sets stage for blazing fast new mobile devices

(AP) -- A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger ...

Jan 19, 2012
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Cuba says US behind illegal wireless networks

Cuba accused the United States on Monday of enabling illegal Internet connections in its territory and said several people were arrested in April for profiting from the wireless networks.

Nov 14, 2011
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