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City of Provo actually has to pay for Google to take over its struggling fiber network

A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

gigaom.com
Researchers at Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs have devised a new way to transmit data super-fast over fiber cables: using “twin waves” of information rather than just one and them bringing them together when they arrive at their destination. The result cut down on signal distortion and led to rates of 400...
A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

Hello terabit age! This fiber is fat, fast and programmable.

gigaom.com
You know what the Internet is going to need? More bandwidth. Because, really, when it comes to capacity on those long-haul cables under the sea or surrounding cities, there’s always a need for more bits per second. This is why Ciena’s announcement of a chip that can deliver 17.6 terabits...
Hello terabit age! This fiber is fat, fast and programmable.

It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout

gigaom.com
After writing about broadband for nearly a decade-and-a-half, it is finally good to see our politicians actually thinking about broadband and connectedness in a thoughtful manner. Almost! First, the news: On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama will sign an order to make the approval process for broadband network buildout...
It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout

Google Fiber construction starting today in Kansas City

venturebeat.com
In addition to its world-renowned supply of crazy little women, Kansas City is now the proud owner of a new supply: the world-renowned Google Fiber cables. The search giant’s project to bring super high-speed Internet access to Kansas City citizens is finally getting off the ground with construction starting today....
Google Fiber construction starting today in Kansas City

NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

www.guardian.co.uk
Slide from secret PowerPoint presentation describes how program collects data 'directly from the servers' of tech firms• Obama deflects criticism over NSA surveillance Since Prism was first revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post, there has been much discussion across the media around exactly what the NSA's top-secret program...
NSA's Prism surveillance program: how it works and what it can do

The Byte: Sony Rebrands, ThinkPad Gets Android 4.0, Google Fiber

www.pcworld.com
Sony will merge its PlayStation platform into broader services and products, Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet gets an OS upgrade, and Google preps for fiber cables....
The Byte: Sony Rebrands, ThinkPad Gets Android 4.0, Google Fiber

Fiber cables made of air move data at 99.7 percent the speed of light

arstechnica.com
Researchers say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7 percent of the speed of light, all but eliminating the latency plaguing standard fiber technology. There are still data loss problems to be overcome before the cables could be used over long distances, but the research...
Fiber cables made of air move data at 99.7 percent the speed of light

Provo doesn't know where its fiber is, Google makes city spend $500,000 to find it

arstechnica.com
On Tuesday, the Provo city council formally approved the transfer of its iProvo fiber network to Google, making the city the third metro area to gain that sweet, sweet gigabit service. Google is only paying $1 for the network, but in return it will have to provide a “basic...
Provo doesn't know where its fiber is, Google makes city spend $500,000 to find it

Google Details Its 1 Gigabit Fiber Network In Kansas City, Will Come With TV Service, 1TB Of Cloud Storage, Nexus 7

techcrunch.com
After a few delays and setbacks, Google today officially launched its 1 gigabit residential fiber network in Kansas City. The network will deliver symmetric 1 gigabit connections to households across the city. That’s about 100 times faster than most current residential broadband connections in the U.S. There will be no...
Google Details Its 1 Gigabit Fiber Network In Kansas City, Will Come With TV Service, 1TB Of Cloud Storage, Nexus 7
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