News tagged with optical fiber network

Engineering professor works to speed up internet

Keren Bergman gets as aggravated as anyone by how long it takes to email a video of her son's recital to her parents. Unlike most people, Bergman, a professor of electrical engineering and department chair ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Australia govt expands proposed broadband network

(AP) -- Australia's government expanded its ambitious plan to bring broadband to much of the vast country, adding 300,000 homes and businesses to the coverage area Friday in hopes of winning votes in next month's federal ...

Jul 30, 2010
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Fibers that can hear and sing

For centuries, "man-made fibers" meant the raw stuff of clothes and ropes; in the information age, it's come to mean the filaments of glass that carry data in communications networks. But to Yoel Fink, an ...

Jul 12, 2010
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US cities vie to win Google's broadband favor

A city in Kansas renamed itself "Google." A Florida mayor hopped into a tank full of sharks to impress the Internet titan. Baltimore named a "Google Czar" and scores of towns held "Google Days."

Mar 26, 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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