G.fast standard makes copper all fiber optical-y

The ITU has standardised G.fast, a broadband technology capable of achieving download speeds of up to 1Gbps over copper telephone wire.

Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Internet, sires the Alliance for Affordable Internet

The A4AI is a global coalition committed to driving down the cost of internet access in less developed countries to below 5% of monthly income worldwide.

Time Warner exec says you don't want gigabit internet

Time Warner Cable chief technology officer Irene Esteves has claimed that ordinary consumers don't want super-fast internet speeds.

FCC moves to cut Wifi congestion

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to boost the amount of available Wifi spectrum by more than a third, in an attempt to cut congestion and increase speeds.

The internet has a Kevin Bacon number: 19

The internet is less sprawling than you might think: through its own 'Kevin Bacon effect', it seems every page is connected to every other by no more than 19 clicks.

Cuba finally switches on undersea cable

Cuba appears to have turned on the first submarine cable to connect it to the internet, nearly two years after it was completed.

FCC calls for gigabit broadband in every US state

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is calling for all 50 states to create at least one 'gigabit community' by 2015.

FCC slams Verizon over loss of 911 during storm

The FCC is attempting to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of the US' 911 networks, after concluding that Verizon was responsible for the service outages last summer triggered by a major storm.

Huawei linked to Iran tech sales

China's Huawei - the world's second largest telecoms firm, but certainly not its most trusted - has been accused of involvement in a plan to sell equipment to Iran.

Earthlink to offer in-home 4G LTE plans

Earthlink is set to begin offering mobile broadband service for people to use in their homes.

WiFi coming to NYC subway

WiFi connectivity may soon be rolled out to the one place in modern America that is still in the dark.

Claim: US government personnel used MegaUpload

The legal saga surrounding the file sharing and storage website MegaUpload.com is obviously far from over, as hearings to extradite Kim Dotcom to the States for trial won't kick off until the summer.

China now has 500+ million online users

There has been an enormous explosion in the number of Chinese citizens who now have access to the Internet.

Claim: Facebook is making us miserable

For most people Facebook is a fun social networking site that allows them to communicate with friends and family.

PayPal lets friends send each other cash on Facebook

PayPal has coded an app that allows users to send each other cash on Facebook.

Newspaper websites see 20 percent increase in traffic

Remember newspaper publishers? Well, the old school media managed to generate 20 percent more total visits to their websites in September.

Microsoft cloud collapse leads to temporary headache

Microsoft's cloud had a rainy morning today as it collapsed due to technical glitches.

Google+ now has 25 million users

Google is trying to be the industry leader in every Internet service. It looks like it’s working, they’re getting people to use their social networking services at Google+ at a fast pace.

Google snaps up Dealmap

Google is taking a highlander approach when it comes to providing Internet services. They’re buying up companies that provide popular services, because in the end there can be only one.

Malaysian police arrest two over Facebook murder

Police in Malaysia said Tuesday that they have arrested two people they think beat a man to death. All because he said some mean things to one of his female Facebook friends.