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The Federal Communications Commission will likely raise the requirement for the definition of broadband up from 4 megabits per second download speeds to 25Mbps.
Using DOCSIS 3.1, Comcast has announced plans to offer 1 gigabit per second download speeds over the hybrid fibre-coaxial network in 2015.
Want 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds at an affordable price and with open-source software under the hood? If that's you, then you're going to want to check out Belkin's Linksys 1200AC.
Will we finally get real-world 1 Gigabit per second Wi-Fi in 2015? D-Link's new line of 802.11ac routers may just do it.
The technology's improving, but so is the trouble.
Local lawmaker calls on House of Representatives Committee to launch an inquiry to investigate the country's internet speeds, which clock very low compared to Asian neighbors Singapore and Thailand.
BT is looking at delivering fibre into basements as a way to fix up slow broadband in cramped parts of London.
Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the country's population.
New Zealand retailer Spark, Vodafone and Telstra team up to lay a new US$70 million cable.
Google and French space agency team up on Project Loon to bring broadband to all - but Ericsson's CEO reckons the solution lies with power, not internet balloons.
One Italian group is showing how a do-it-yourself ethos can bring internet connectivity to an area where ISPs fear to tread.
Juniper Networks' Global Bandwidth Index 2014 has revealed that the majority of Australians are not completely satisfied with the speed of their current bandwidth connection.
New Zealand's biggest telecommunications retailer responds to regulatory price signals and uncertainty about backdating with higher prices.
Ofcom's latest survey of broadband coverage paints a picture of overall improvements in speed and coverage. But is the reality less appealing?
The pair have laid the foundation for The Foundry, a project to help speed the time to market for the telco's new products.
Representatives from network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei last week demonstrated the company's Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai.
In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.
On Wednesday, NBN Co and Nextgen Networks commenced the first leg of the government's backhaul roll-out, which will battle Australia's connectivity blackspots.
Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.
It's the new kid in OS town and has been attracting attention from all quarters. Although far from complete, we decided to take an early build of Chrome OS for a spin.
The Alston Moor area will have next-generation broadband connectivity by the end of the year, thanks to a social enterprise rollout that is partly funded by the NHS
The research firm Point Topic has drawn up maps based on its predictions of UK fibre coverage by the end of 2012
The RNLI lifeboat crew stationed at Yorkshire's Spurn Point has installed its own fibre cabling after being stuck on dial-up speeds
Protesters came together in every major city around the country on Saturday to demonstrate against the Labor Governments' proposed internet filtering scheme. We went to the Sydney protest and spoke to some of the protesters.
Telstra today gave some insight into the logistics of what needs to be done in order to build a national broadband network over the next five years — we also had a peek into one of the company's nodes.
Germany's high-speed vacuum-post system used a form of packet-switching almost a century before the internet was conceived. ZDNet UK went beneath the streets of Berlin to find the last remnants of this ground-breaking technology
It's that time of year again, with security companies releasing their 2009 range. This gallery gives you an insight into Trend Micro's offering.
Pipe Network's Sydney to Guam fibre-optic cable, which is due to go online June next year, makes its way up out of the sea to this landing station in Cromer, where the data from the undersea cable is transferred to terrestrial cables.
The coverage is good but the location stinks. A sewer built in London during the reign of Queen Victoria is now hosting a business broadband network.
At the "NECXT life" product showcase in Sydney, NEC gave us the chance to explore a "day in the a life of NEC". Our photo gallery reveals that such a day involves digital signs, VoIP, LCDs, waterproof notebooks and CCTV.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Senior Editor Sam Diaz about President-elect Barack Obama's response to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation's new report which ranks the U.S. 15th in the world in broadband adoption, below South Korea, Australia, and Norway, to name a few. Diaz discusses why access is essential and the challenges of wiring a country in the midst of an economic crisis.
Pieter Poll, CTO of Qwest, discusses the difference between fiber to the node and fiber to the home service. He says Qwest strives to reduce homeowners' construction costs, while still bringing their customers the fastest Internet possible.
Pieter Poll, CTO of Qwest, explains why he's not surprised by Comcast's bandwidth caps. Although Qwest has no immediate plans for caps, he explains that one percent of the top users are creating 20 percent of the demand, making caps a way to keep things fair.
The leaders of three of Australia's largest ISP's have declared the Net neutrality debate as solely a US problem — and further, that the nation that pioneered the internet might want to study the Australian market for clues as to how to solve the dilemma.
Banks should stop forcing customers to create long, alphanumeric passwords because they can't protect against today's threats, according to AT&T computing researcher William Cheswick
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel took Telstra to task this week for not switching on high-speed ADSL2+ broadband nationwide. "Telstra argues that regulatory barriers are preventing it from rolling out ADSL2+ to more [telephone] exchanges," Samuel said in a landmark address to the annual conference of the Australian Telecommunications Users Group in Sydney.
Danielle Levitas, vice president of IDC's Consumer and Broadband Markets group, talks about women and tech trends. Is the pink Razr really the apple of the tech savvy woman's eye? CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari finds out at the Women and Technology Summit 2006.
Philadelphia is looking to be the first major city in the U.S. to provide citywide low-cost broadband access. CIO for the city, Dianah Neff, sits down with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Dan Farber to explain the politics and technology behind the "Wireless Philadelphia" project.
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