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Bandwidth – The next disruptive innovation relies on a faster Internet

Bandwidth – The next disruptive innovation relies on a faster Internet

Jim Louderback

All sorts of crap have been thrown around about what’s causing media disruption, particularly now that TV and movies are being creatively destroyed by the Internet. But it’s a simple story at its core – the story of media disruption is the story of bandwidth. And it’s about to get really interesting. Let’s start at the beginning. Back in the early days of networking, our computers...

Bell Labs Zips Past Google Fiber to Set Broadband Speed Record

Bell Labs Zips Past Google Fiber to Set Broadband Speed Record

Maximum PC

Can we get some of that 10Gbps, please? Records are meant to be broken, but sometimes they’re downright shattered. Case in point — Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, just set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits per second using traditional copper telephone lines combined with a prototype technology that’s intended to show how existing copper access networks can be...

Rural Folks Rejoice: First Commercial Broadband Service Via TV White Space Rolls Out

Rural Folks Rejoice: First Commercial Broadband Service Via TV White Space Rolls Out

Adriana Lee

If you're in a LTE coverage area, you're probably living the good life. Likely, it's a metropolitan area with multiple sources of high-speed connectivity — whether home cable/broadband, fiber or 4G cellular service. Many rural users, however, have long suffered through a black hole of Internet existence. Did you know that there are still people out there who use dial-up service? Horrors...

People In U.S. Cities Pay More For Slower Broadband Than Other Cities Abroad

Adriana Lee

Though broadband Internet speeds in the U.S. can vary from one provider to another, there's at least one thing that these ISPs have in common — when it comes to speed and value, they just can't compete with the rest of the world. The New America Foundation released a study that compared high-speed Internet services across several major cities across the globe. Not only did the U.S....