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Rise Of The Machines: IP Traffic Is Poised To Quadruple By 2016, Driven By An Influx Of New Devices

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Every year, Cisco issues its Visual Networking Index (VNI) to forecast the amount of data traffic will be used worldwide. The latest VNI forecast shows a massive uptick in data usage, from the 369 Exabytes of IP traffic used worldwide in 2011 to approximately 1.3 zettabytes in 2016. According to...
Rise Of The Machines: IP Traffic Is Poised To Quadruple By 2016, Driven By An Influx Of New Devices

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire

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BT has announced that Deddington, a village in Oxfordshire is to become its first testing ground for its fibre-only exchange program. Deddington is a small rural exchange serving approximately 1,400 people and so it is a compact location for a pilot program. This comes as part of a plan to replace...
BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire
Google Fiber launches in Kansas City, promises 1000 Mbps up and down

Slow broadband 'hits many homes'

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Many UK addresses have broadband speeds of less than 5Mbps, research suggests....
Slow broadband 'hits many homes'

Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

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Last week, my colleague David Strom reported on the latest annual "State of the Internet" report from content delivery network Akamai. The report showed that while Americans are finally experiencing faster average broadband speeds on a quarter-by-quarter basis, those speeds only began eclipsing those of Sweden in the second half...
Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

Cisco says Internet will quadruple in four years

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The increase is driven by the rapid expansion of Internet-enabled devices, users, and higher broadband speeds. [Read more]...
Cisco says Internet will quadruple in four years

4G could be hitting the UK this year after all, as Everything Everything files Ofcom application

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Last May we reported on the UK’s first multi-operator ‘superfast 4G mobile broadband’ customer trials, which eventually kicked-off in Cornwall in October. EverythingEverywhere, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, and BT Wholesale later announced that the pilot project will be extended to the end of June 2012, and with...
4G could be hitting the UK this year after all, as Everything Everything files Ofcom application
Report: More Movies Will Be Streamed Than Watched On Disc In 2012

Live from Camp Pendleton with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable (video)

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There's no power outlet, land-based internet connection or even a decent cell signal in sight, yet we're posting this live, at fast broadband speeds. We're miles deep into Camp Pendleton, connected to ViaSat's SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable mobile satellite transceiver and sending data to and from ViaSat-1 located more...
Live from Camp Pendleton with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable (video)

How college towns could lead the way to gigabit broadband

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But now, for the first time since the dawn of the commercial Internet, there are few plans in the works for major network upgrades. Most American households have no reason to expect that they'll see another order-of-magnitude increase in broadband speeds any time soon. Network of the future "For the...
How college towns could lead the way to gigabit broadband

ISPs told to come clean on broadband speeds

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TalkTalk and BT the worst offenders in mystery shopping exercise that showed broadband companies often fail to offer a speed quote to potential customersBroadband companies are failing to offer a speed quote to potential customers in 41% of their sales calls, in breach of a code introduced last year to...
ISPs told to come clean on broadband speeds

Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

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Do you have a whizzy 52mbps or a dozy dialup? Help us crowdsource Britain's broadband speedsWith your help, the Guardian will create an up to date broadband map of Britain, showing advertised versus real speeds. We want to highlight the best and worst-served communities, and bring attention to the broadband...
Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?
South Korea & Europe rule planet broadband

EU states must allow 4G Internet use on analogue TV spectrum by January 2013

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The launch of 4G wireless data connectivity in Europe took a step forward today as the European Parliament approved plans to free up radio spectrum for this and other uses. While US consumers have seen 4G connectivity start to roll out over the past couple of years, it’s so far...
EU states must allow 4G Internet use on analogue TV spectrum by January 2013

Comcast doubles broadband speeds 'in certain markets,' launches 305Mbps Xfinity Platinum service

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Comcast has just done the deed -- following a rumor on the matter, it's launching 305Mbps (down) / 65Mbps (up) Xfinity Platinum internet service in the highly populated Northeast division of the United States. For those who've been around a while, you may remember a time where one would...
Comcast doubles broadband speeds 'in certain markets,' launches 305Mbps Xfinity Platinum service

Silicon Valley legend John Sculley on cloud computing

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In this edition of Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski and Guardian Technology editor Charles Arthur, we look at the plight of Yahoo as turmoil at the top begs the question: what is Yahoo for?Telecoms correspondent Juliette Garside discusses a Guardian survey of UK broadband speeds and why it appears that...
Silicon Valley legend John Sculley on cloud computing

Google Fiber: Here's what you need to know

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Google launched it’s fiber to the home network today and the biggest surprise is probably that the gigabit speeds are aimed at consumers only. The search giant’s fiber network, which will cost $70 for Internet only and $120 for fiber plus TV, is a killer wrapper for Google’s cloud, consumer...
Google Fiber: Here's what you need to know

The UK budget and tech – what you need to know

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It’s Budget day in the UK. The Chancellor George Osborne has dusted down his fancy red briefcase (known as the Budget Box or Gladstone) and delivered his statement to the nation on plans for the coming fiscal year. So, what does that mean for tech? The headline this year is...
The UK budget and tech – what you need to know

Broadband speeds in the UK: fast track to frustration

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Responses to our survey highlight widespread anger and show that openness and investment in the sector are vitalBritons don't get angry easily. Broadband, though, seems to generate different emotions. People are fed up. Fed up with the excessive speed claims made by suppliers. Fed up with waiting for short YouTube...
Broadband speeds in the UK: fast track to frustration

Virgin Media first quarter results beat forecasts

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Virgin Media's chief financial officer Eamonn O'Hare put the busy quarter down to a new ad campaign featuring Usain BoltVirgin Media beat forecasts on signing up new customers and sales, which were up 2.4%, and has declared first quarter revenues of more than £1bn for the first time.The cable company...
Virgin Media first quarter results beat forecasts

Verizon Rolls Out Blazing 300Mbps FiOS Quantum

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Verizon's new FiOS Quantum services take broadband speeds to new heights, but getting those top of the line speeds will cost you....
Verizon Rolls Out Blazing 300Mbps FiOS Quantum

Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

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A California woman claims that Verizon talked her into buying a faster internet plan even though it didn’t have the technological capability to deliver what it promised. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles state court, Patricia Allen of Santa Monica says that a Verizon sales rep talked her into...
Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

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Chancellor also promises smaller towns a further £50m of investment to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-FiTen cities were named as potential beneficiaries of £100m of government money to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-Fi in the budget – while smaller towns were also promised a further £50m of investment...
Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

After watching the Web grow up, Akamai’s CEO Sagan to step down

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Akamai CEO Paul Sagan at Giga OM Structure. Akamai’s CEO Paul Sagan plans to step down from his role by the end of next year, according to a company statement. The content delivery network has engaged a search firm to find his replacement, and Sagan has said he plans to...
After watching the Web grow up, Akamai’s CEO Sagan to step down

AT&T 4G LTE service goes live in Tampa, FL and Duram, NC

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AT&T announced on Wednesday that its lightning fast 4G LTE network has launched in two new markets. Subscribers in the Tampa-St. Petersberg, Florida area and in the vicinity of Duram, North Carolina now have access to AT&T’s LTE service, which was recently determined by Metrico Wireless to be even faster than...
AT&T 4G LTE service goes live in Tampa, FL and Duram, NC
The United States of broadband: Location matters

Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

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Schools in the U.S. will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for......
Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

BT urges long-term freedom from fibre price controls

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Firm tells Lords committee it is difficult to invest in high-speed telecoms network if regulatory regime keeps changingBT has asked for long-term freedom from price controls on the fibre broadband network it is building.Ofcom sets the price at which BT sells access to its copper network to rival internet service...
BT urges long-term freedom from fibre price controls

Education group: Schools need 100 Mbps per 1,000 broadband users

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Schools in the U.S. will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a new report by a trade group representing...
Education group: Schools need 100 Mbps per 1,000 broadband users
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