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MyBroadband shows what's wrong with our broadband

The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.

February 25, 2014 by

Singapore firms ready to tap fiber network

Service providers describe enterprise adoption of country's next-generation fiber services as "encouraging", but highlight that some businesses unable to hop on since fiber installation has yet to reach their premises.

September 20, 2011 by

Wikileaks cable shows early US hopes over Kroes

The US embassy in The Hague greeted Neelie Kroes's appointment as competition commissioner in 2004 by suggesting she might soothe tensions between EU regulators and US-based big business, a cable published by Wikileaks has revealed.Kroes, who left the post at the start of 2010 to become digital agenda commissioner, ended up forcing Microsoft to change its browser-bundling policies.

September 5, 2011 by

Media Center gives digital cable tuners a new lease on life

Last week, I was prepared to write off digital cable support in Windows Media Center. The technology appeared to be on life support on the way to being declared dead. And then, last night at CEDIA, Microsoft made a trio of announcements that revived the technology. Here's why Media Center fans finally have reason to be enthusiastic about cable support.

September 9, 2009 by

Will 4G make our networks irrelevant?

Already in many emerging markets, cellular phones are far more prevalent than computers, driving many in educational technology to consider non-traditional computing deployments that leverage cellular technology instead of optical, cable, DSL or other data circuits. Even in more mature markets, one has to wonder what role smartphones can play in keeping kids connected to data sources, documents, and communications media.

August 15, 2009 by

Korea’s fiber penetration reaches 12.2%

Korea had 12.2 fiber-optic connections per 100 inhabitants in June 2008, compared with 10.5 cable broadband connections, and 8.4 DSL connections. The fiber penetration rate jumped from 10.4% in the previous OECD survey in December 2007. Japan has a fiber penetration of 10.2%, followed by DSL with 9.6% and cable with 3.1%. The only country [...]

October 25, 2008

46% of US broadband users have DSL

DSL providers maintain an edge in the home broadband market, with 46% of home broadband users saying they subscribe to DSL and 39% saying they have cable modem service. As a home high-speed connection, wireless has also increased its presence - from next to nothing in 2002 up to 12% of the home broadband market [...]

September 14, 2008

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