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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

35.3 mln cable and 29.7 mln DSL subscribers in the US in Q2 2008

The 20 largest cable and telephone companies added a net 887,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in Q2 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Cable companies now have 35.3 mln broadband customers, compared with 29.7 mln at the phone companies. AT&T remains the country’s largest Internet service provider, with 14.7 mln customers, ahead of Comcast with 14.4 [...]

August 11, 2008

News to know: Google-Yahoo; Twitter; IE8; Cable follies

Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Yahoo's Google ad deal: Savior or mistake?Icahn's plan goes kaput as Microsoft talks endGarett Rogers: Microsoft and Yahoo stop talking, and Google winsMary Jo Foley: Yahoo says it won't sell its search biz to MicrosoftTechmemeBits: More Top Yahoos Heading for the ExitsMicrosoft warns Web site owners to prep for IE 8Tom Steinert-Threlkeld: Cable: Act, Don't ReactRobin Harris: The 16 TB RAM PC: when?

June 12, 2008 by

US cable companies added 1.19 mln new broadband subscribers in Q1 2008

Largest cable companies in the US added 1.19 mln broadband subscribers in Q1 2008, according to Leichtman Research Group. Phone companies added 1.01 mln DSL customers in Q1 2008. Since Q3 2004, phone companies had been adding subscribers faster than cable, closing in on cable’s lead in total subscribers. But that lead is now widening, [...]

May 15, 2008

How I (finally) shared a Wi-Fi connection with my neighbors

My neighbors in Woodstock, NY, aren’t wired for cable or DSL, so I figured I’d extend some country courtesy and wirelessly share my cable connection. I just hadn’t figured that it would take me months to stretch my Wi-Fi signal to their house, even though it’s only a few hundred feet south of mine. Here's how I did it.

March 18, 2008 by

New Silverlight 2 extension adds support for dynamic languages

At Mix '07, Microsoft promised it would add dynamic-language support to Silverlight. As of this year's Mix '08 conference, it has done so. The way Microsoft is delivering support for Ruby, Python and other dynamic languages with its Adobe-Flash competitor is via a Silverlight add-on called Dynamic Silverlight (DSL).

March 10, 2008 by

55% of all Americans have broadband Internet access

77% of the home internet users - or 55% of all Americans - have high speed access via cable modem, DSL, a wireless connection, a satellite link or some other way, according to the Pew Internet Project. Some 18% of home users say they have dial-up access and 5% said they had some other type [...]

February 13, 2008

Verizon: Want our Triple Play? Sorry, can't have it

As I wrote about last week, I just made the decision to switch our phone (from Verizon to Time Warner Cable) and TV services (from Time Warner Cable to DIRECTV). My ideal solution would have been to sign up for Verizon's FIOS service for everything, but alas, FIOS TV service isn't yet available in New York City, and according to Verizon's website, my building isn't DSL-capable, much less FIOS-friendly.

February 4, 2008 by

Addendum to the Comparison

I have received a very friendly reminder from ooVoo that their System Requirements say "Broadband connection (Cable, DSL etc..)", and I think it is only fair to repeat that again - I don't want it to sound like I am faulting them for marginal performance in an environment that they don't even claim to work in!

December 11, 2007 by

WiMAX: What it means & how it works

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, or WiMAX, is a new communications technology that takes us past traditional land-based access (DSL, cable, T-1) and into the growing world of wireless. Andy Abramson of VOIP Watch lets you in on the secrets and specs for this exciting new standard.

August 23, 2007 by

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