News tagged with fiber optic cables

An optical traffic cop for rapid communication

It looks like a piece of gel that slips into the sole of your sneaker, but it's a new nano-based technology that can make computers and the Internet hundreds of times faster -- a communications technology "enabler" that may ...

May 03, 2010
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Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion

(AP) -- If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it.

Mar 26, 2010
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Madagascar connected to EASSy fiber optic cable

Madagascar has been connected to EASSy, a high bandwidth fibre optic cable that connects countries on Africa's eastern coast to the rest of the world, Telecom Malagasy (Telma) said Saturday.

Mar 20, 2010
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Carrier Pigeon Faster Than Broadband Internet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In South Africa, a carrier pigeon carrying a 4GB memory stick proved to be faster than the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took one hour and eight ...

Sep 11, 2009 weblog
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U-verse offers TV alternative and more

OK, I admit it. When I am asked to test questionable software, I usually install it first on my wife's computer. And my kids are crash-test dummies ramming head-first into all sorts of dubious products. But they don't care ...

May 27, 2009
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Low-tech tools take out phones in Silicon Valley

(AP) -- Forget, for a moment, computer viruses and sophisticated cybercrimes. A hacksaw and a few other tools were probably all it took for someone to sever eight fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley this ...

Apr 11, 2009
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Ad watchdog: Cablevision Internet not 'fastest'

(AP) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. should stop saying its Internet service is "the fastest around," the advertising industry's self-regulatory body said Thursday, in response to complaints from competitor Verizon Communications ...

Mar 27, 2009
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