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Akamai: peak internet speeds jumped 25 percent year-to-year in Q1, Germany tops the mobile world

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If you thought world internet access speeds were facing a large-scale slowdown, you can stop fretting for now. Data from Akamai suggests that average speeds were just 2.6Mbps, but that was a healthy 14 percent improvement over the fall and a noticeable 25 percent better than early 2011. Average...
Akamai: peak internet speeds jumped 25 percent year-to-year in Q1, Germany tops the mobile world

China Sets out to Improve Household Internet Speeds With New Targets

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China plans to increase Internet speeds for urban households in the country to 20M bps (bits per second) by 2015, according to a new government plan released on......
China Sets out to Improve Household Internet Speeds With New Targets
Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris get faster, cheaper broadband than US cities
Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

Gmail users: Buying extra storage will never increase your email space over 25 GB

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Now that Gmail and Google Apps accounts have been around for a few years, the promise of “never delete an email again” appears to be reaching its limits. In fact, for Google Apps users (yes, even the ones who pay to use the service), the limit is a paltry 25...
Gmail users: Buying extra storage will never increase your email space over 25 GB
Noise-canceling tech could lead to Internet connections 400x faster than Google Fiber
Google Fiber coming to Grandview, Missouri

Vermont gigabit Internet service launches, half price of Google Fiber

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An Internet service provider has announced the launch of its fiber-based Internet service in the Vermont area, but this time it isn't Google. Vermont Telephone Company (VTel) has started to offer its customers gigabit Internet speeds over its new fiber optic network, and is managing to do so at half...
Vermont gigabit Internet service launches, half price of Google Fiber
80% of people stop watching HD video stream when it buffers

Cuba's undersea fiber cable potentially sees consumer internet use for first time

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An underwater fiber cable linking Cuba and Venezuela has given the island a hard connection to the internet since 2011, but reports have said that only government bodies from both countries have used the line. According to internet and network analysis firm Renesys, the cable lit up with activity...
Cuba's undersea fiber cable potentially sees consumer internet use for first time
FCC Chairman calls for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus...
HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

Netflix lists the best ISPs in the US for streaming content, but but none of them quite measure up

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Movie and TV streaming service Netflix has released a new dataset for last month detailing exactly which Internet Service Providers (ISP) are delivering the best video streams in the United States. Google Fiber comes out on top, with an average speed of 2.55 megabits per second (Mbps) for streaming Netflix...
Netflix lists the best ISPs in the US for streaming content, but but none of them quite measure up

Samsung signs deal to setup Telefónica's LTE network across Chile

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Samsung has been given the go-ahead to provide and deploy all of Telefónica’s new LTE radio access network across Chile, which will enable Movistar customers to access 4G Internet speeds on their smartphone. The deal is Samsung’s first 4G project with a European operator, and means that it will be...
Samsung signs deal to setup Telefónica's LTE network across Chile

Verizon Just Figured Out How To Bring Screaming Fast Internet Everywhere (VZ)

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Verizon is introducing a service called HomeFusion, a wireless broadband system for rural areas that don't have access to cable or DSL service, AP reports. The game-changing aspect of HomeFusion is that 4G LTE users see faster internet speeds than people on a conventional wired internet connection, sometimes as...
Verizon Just Figured Out How To Bring Screaming Fast Internet Everywhere (VZ)

With $400M Icoa buy, Google shows it really wants to be an ISP

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A Google-created competitor to Comcast is looking a lot more likely by the day. Google has announced its purchase of Icoa, a company that offers Wi-Fi service in places like restaurants, hotels, and airports. The move is the latest in a series of very transparent moves by Google to...
With $400M Icoa buy, Google shows it really wants to be an ISP

SPDY support in Chrome for Android still in development

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Google may be introducing a proxy-based connection enhancement to Chrome for Android, in order to improve Internet speeds for mobile devices. Flags listed in the Chromium Git commit mention about SPDY proxy authentication, calling it a way to "Reduce data consumption by loading optimized web pages via Google proxy servers."......
SPDY support in Chrome for Android still in development

The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

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Yesterday, Google product manager posted a blog post stating that 600 communities applied to be a guinea pig for the search giants experimental fiber network. And 190,000 individuals wrote letters of support for their communities to be chosen. But the post was written with 5 hours until the deadline,...
The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network
Comcast may take on Verizon FiOS Quantum with its own super fast broadband

Dutch top Euro broadband table, but things are slowing

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The Netherlands still has the best overall Internet speeds in Europe, but it’s Romania that can boast the fastest, according to new figures from Akamai. According to the content delivery network’s latest State of the Internet report, which looked at broadband performance for the last quarter of 2011, internet users...
Dutch top Euro broadband table, but things are slowing
Netflix: U.S. Tops Internet Speed Index. Say What?

Internet speeds drop around the world according to Akamai, adoption rate up

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Here's an odd one: average connection speeds around the globe dropped 14 percent to just 2.3 Mbps during the last quarter of 2011. The drop off remains something of a mystery since the data used to calculate that result doesn't include mobile broadband (so its increased adoption can't be...
Internet speeds drop around the world according to Akamai, adoption rate up

New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

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A new initiative between the GSMA and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced today could see billions of smartphone and tablet owners effortlessly switch between mobile and Wi-Fi networks, without the hassle of locating hotspot hosts and keying in passwords. Today’s announcement sees both parties commit to developing a technical and commercial framework for Wi-Fi...
New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

The Loudest Voice At A Political Convention Is a Tech Company

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How times have changed: the loudest voice at the Republican National Convention wasn’t an oil conglomerate or SuperPAC; it was a tech company, Google. A free coffee shop, blazing-fast Wifi and a broadcast studio was enough to make Google’s swanky convention digs the hip hangout spot at the conservative...
The Loudest Voice At A Political Convention Is a Tech Company
Despite Slower-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth, Netflix Pushes Forward With International Plans

Verizon Doubling FiOS Internet Speeds

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Verizon is upping its fastest FiOS download speed from 150Mbps to 300Mbps....
Verizon Doubling FiOS Internet Speeds

The Beast File: Google

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Hungry Beast, a news program that airs on ABC1 Australia, had a segment about Google a few days ago. The TV show defines Google as an advertising giant whose main goal is to track users and deliver targeted ads.Many of the numbers that are supposed to show Google's power are...
The Beast File: Google

Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

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Comcast is doubling the Internet speeds for customers in Washington state who subscribe to its Blast! and Extreme 50 offerings. The changes are being made at no additional cost, part of an ongoing plan by the state’s largest cable company to boost speeds. The company also said that it is...
Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: We are the city of the future
Google Hangouts caters to slow internet connections with bandwidth slider, audio mode
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