Wi-Fi to come in a much faster, short-range flavor
The industry group that supports Wi-Fi is adopting a new technology that should boost data speeds more than 10 times at short distances, which could replace video cables in the home entertainment center.
New cables tie West Africa closer to Internet
(AP) -- For a decade, West Africa's main connection to the Internet has been a single fiber-optic cable in the Atlantic, a tenuous and expensive link for one of the poorest areas of the planet.
High speed broadband will create energy bottleneck and slow Internet
A surge in energy consumption resulting from increased uptake of broadband will further slow Australia's Internet, says University of Melbourne research to be presented this week at the Symposium on Sustainability of the ...
Know your text-messaging limits before being caught at school
Beneath the desk, agile fingers flit across the keypad. Above, eye contact with the teacher never breaks. The cell-phone text message is sent, unnoticed. Or noticed.
Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative
(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention ...
Senate panel looks into phone bill mystery fees
(AP) -- The Senate Commerce Committee is investigating several little-known companies for charging consumers mystery fees through their phone bills in a practice known as cramming.
Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules
Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks.
Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case
A federal appeals court has ruled as constitutional a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.
Verizon Wireless Plans to Offer 4G Capability Next Year
Germany holds Europe's first '4G' auction
In 2000, at the height of the tech bubble, telecom operators fell over themselves to snap up 3G or third generation mobile licenses in an auction in Germany.
Air Force rebuts gov't auditor concerns about GPS
(AP) -- A government report raising questions about the future reliability of the Global Positioning System satellite network is "overly pessimistic," Air Force commanders said Friday.
NTT demos 802.11ac - next generation high-speed WiFi
The internet of tomorrow: Faster, better and cheaper
The UA, USC and other institutions are building the future of communications using light.
Flyers don't turn off phones in planes, survey finds
Despite rules requiring US flyers to turn off their phones and other electronic devices, many people leave them on, a survey showed Thursday.