Post Thumbnail

The Australian government just found the infrastructure for its A$43 billion national broadband project and eliminated its largest competitor in one fell swoop -- pending shareholder and regulator approval, Telstra will receive A$11 billion of that money in exchange for its entire landline network....

June 20th 2010 at 3:42pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We've had the megahertz and megapixels races, now how about a megabits per second contest? A Comcast customer has posted a note from his latest bill online, showing a new Extreme 105 service that will purportedly be launching on June 1. You'll need to obtain an Arris WBM760 cable modem to make it w...

May 26th 2010 at 8:49am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Leave it to Google to make even the FCC's ambitions look meager. But hey, for the vast majority of Americans who will never have access to an ISP with 1Gbps, we've got nothing but kudos to send to Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. As the story goes, the FCC has unveiled a plan this week that...

February 19th 2010 at 2:13am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Apparently worried its On Demand Online project would suffer the shame of a silly name all by its lonely, Comcast has rebranded its cable TV, internet and phone services as Xfinity TV, Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice. Other than the name not much is changing (@ComcastCares will still be doing it...

February 4th 2010 at 12:42am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Whereas all of those old episodes of Dexter available on the torrent trackers are not going to download themselves. Whereas no man or woman in a civilized society should be denied access to Garfield Minus Garfield. Whereas Finland has a population 61 times smaller than that of the Uni...

October 15th 2009 at 1:03pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

British Telecom just announced its new £1.5 billion fiber fibre-based, broadband plan for the UK. By 2012, BT hopes to have "as many as 10 million homes" (about 40% of the UK) wired for service with speeds up to 100Mbps -- potentially capable of exceeding 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) at some unspecified...

July 15th 2008 at 4:57am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

As usual, we're given virtually no time to revel in the high-speed (relatively speaking, of course) wireless data we do have before some eggheads have to go and throw the wet blanket on us. Researchers from Germany's Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (a division of Fraunhofer) have apparently taken some stan...

December 21st 2006 at 7:18pm 0 Comments