Networking

01.09.16
New York City's whole subway system gets WiFi in 2016
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New York City's whole subway system gets WiFi in 2016

You'll get internet access in every station before the end of the year, and smartphone payments may come next.

By J. Fingas,   01.09.16
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12.27.15
Comcast switches on the first public gigabit cable modem
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Comcast switches on the first public gigabit cable modem

One lucky customer in Philadelphia has DOCSIS 3.1-based internet access through their cable provider.

By J. Fingas,   12.27.15
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12.21.15
Boingo's faster airport WiFi makes you feel more at home
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Boingo's faster airport WiFi makes you feel more at home

Pay up and Boingo will give you a 20Mbps airport connection you'd genuinely like to use.

By J. Fingas,   12.21.15
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12.04.15
The best powerline networking kit
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The best powerline networking kit

If you live in a big house, this is one way to ensure that even the most remote rooms have strong internet access.

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11.19.15
Google now lets you join Hangouts as a guest, no account needed
11.19.15

Google now lets you join Hangouts as a guest, no account needed

You don't need a Google account to use Hangouts anymore

By S. Buckley,   11.19.15
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11.15.15
FCC: Yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router
11.15.15

FCC: Yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router

The FCC has explicitly greenlit using custom, open source firmware on WiFi routers.

By J. Fingas,   11.15.15
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11.08.15
Comcast leak shows that data caps aren't about congestion
11.08.15

Comcast leak shows that data caps aren't about congestion

Comcast reps are being told that expanding data caps are about 'flexibility,' not congestion.

By J. Fingas,   11.08.15
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11.08.15
UK wants all residents to have access to broadband by 2020
11.08.15

UK wants all residents to have access to broadband by 2020

The UK has vowed that all residents will have access to at least a 10Mbps internet connection in five years.

By J. Fingas,   11.08.15
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10.29.15
Internet providers invest in networks despite net neutrality jitters
10.29.15

Internet providers invest in networks despite net neutrality jitters

ISPs insisted that tougher net neutrality would kill investment in networks, but they've actually been spending more.

By J. Fingas,   10.29.15
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