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G.Fast Chipsets Give Copper a New Lease on Life

Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) will have an opportunity to bring their customers faster internet speeds with G Fast chipsets.The DSL chips deliver Gigabit speeds to the last 250 meters over existing copper wires. Because speeds attenuate after about 300 meters, G Fast will work optimally in hybrid broadband network

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Huawei’s $4 Billion Wireline Bet Gives Cisco One More Thing to Worry About

This past August, Cisco let of go of 6000 employees, an unfortunate trend that has added to its list of 20,000 workers that have been laid off over the past five years, according to Bloomberg.com. Though Cisco remains the top juggernaut in the selling and manufacturing of networking equipment, international competition like Huawei is giving the respected company a run for its money.

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How Lack of Internet Service Providers Hinders Public Education

Healthy competition between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) has made it possible for countries like Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea to offer some of the fastest internet at prices that turn American internet consumers green with envy. Hong Kong residents can surf the internet at 1Gbps speeds for just $26. The closest competitor to offer speeds of 1GBPS is

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Net Neutrality Silent Protest “Slows Down the Internet”

Upon surfing the web on Sept. 10th, chances are you will encounter an incessant spinning loading icon on some of your favorite websites. But before you call your internet service provider (ISP) to troubleshoot your connection, rest assured that the icon is part of a silent protest led by popular internet companies to preserve the current net neutrality

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Fiber Optic Air-Cables to Create True Invisible Cloud Networks

It’s been nearly a hundred years since Alexander Graham Bell made his first phone call. And it’s been over a forty years since Martin Cooper, Father of the “cell phone” made the first handheld phone call to none other than his competitors at Bell Labs to announce that Motorola had beaten them at creating the first cell phone. But the air wars of engineers has opened

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Could Bell Lab Rescue Telephone Copper Lines?

Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Lab recently broke records when it successfully transferred 10 Gbps of data over 30 meters and 1 Gbps over 70 meters using traditional copper telephone lines.

The research lab’s XG-Fast technology easily competes with fiber optic services.

Telco companies find breakthroughs like this particularly appealing because the alternative allows them to sidestep the demand for fiber

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Internet Connectivity In Public Schools to Receive Government Boost

Last week, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it plans to invest $2 billion over the next two years to ensure that our public school students have high-speed internet connectivity and wi-fi access. Obama administration’s ConnectED initiative aims to bring high-speed internet and wi-fi access to 99% of America’s students.

Technology has increasingly made

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Google Steps into Virtual Reality Using Cardboard

Google recently unveiled yet another ocular device during its annual Google I/O Summit that could transform how we consume media with our mobile devices.

Last month, Google made it possible for the general public to get their hands on its Google glasses for a hefty fee of $1500. But the aesthetic design of its newest addition to the eye-wear family could become your next DIY project.

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