Solving the internet capacity crunch

With optical fibre networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibres such as multicore fibres have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which threaten the evolution of the Internet.

Netflix publishes ISP speed rankings - Google Fiber wins

  Google Fiber is the fastest ISP when it comes to video streaming, says Netflix, which is promising monthly reports on ISP performance.

Internet governance under the spotlight

The battle lines are being drawn over proposals by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which would give national governments more control over the internet.

Syria shutters internet as conflict intensifies

The internet is down in Syria, and mobile phone service has been disrupted,  as rebels continue to clash with government forces.

Quantum cryptography demonstrated over existing fiber lines

Unbreakable quantum cryptography could become a mainstream reality, following the discovery that it's possible to use it over today's fiber networks.

Fiber speeds boosted '2,000 times'

Scientists at Bangor University in Wales say they've come up with a way to boost the performance of optical networks to reach speeds of up to 20Gbps.

ISPs now more truthful about broadband speeds

ISPs are delivering broadband speeds closer to those they advertise, and in many cases are even exceeding their claims, says the FCC.

Internet traffic to quadruple in next four years

The web is getting busier and busier, says Cisco, with the amount of traffic in 2016 set to hit 1.3 zettabytes – that's a trillion gigabytes to you and me.

IP network based on xylophones

A University of California Berkeley researcher has created an IP network that runs between a pair of xylophones.

Twisting radio waves could boost capacity

Radio congestion could be dramatically eased by twisting the waves into spirals.

A quarter of Europeans have never used the internet

More than 100 million adults on the EU have never surfed the web, new European Union statistics show.

DOE announces 100 Gbps network

The US Department of Energy will next month demonstrate an upgrade to the ESnet academic network that will take its speed up to 100 Gbps.

Is social media good or bad for kids?

As you probably already know, social networking can be either good or bad for kids. But if you secretly conduct preventive surveillance over your child’s social media, you might be wasting your time.

Comcast offers $10 per month internet

Comcast has announced plans to offer internet access to low-income families for just $10 per month, saying it wants to help close the digital divide.

Broadband providers delivering advertised speeds, says FCC

The Federal Communications Commission has released a report saying that most US broadband providers are delivering speeds close to what they promise.

Facebook one ups Google+ with biz launch

After Google locked businesses out of Google+ (for now), Facebook has strategically launched an online guide describing how corporations can benefit from using the social networking site. Excellent timing if you ask me.

"F-You Washington" hashtag sparks a Twitter revolution

Blogger Jeff Jarvis seems to have cause quite the uproar on Twitter after sending out a tweet with the hashtag "F***YouWashington."

NYC hopes tech can help reduce traffic

Gridlock may not be synonymous with New York City for much longer.

How to update Facebook in Google+

Ever since the Google+ beta launched a few weeks ago, obsessive social networkers have complained about the lack of Facebook integration preventing users from cross posting between sites. 

Microsoft testing white-space broadband in UK

Microsoft, BT, and other companies have teamed up to test a system providing broadband services via unused television spectrum.