The Universal Service Commitment in the United Kingdom has made it possible for nearly all denizens to adopt faster internet services. According to its Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2013, 83% of households had internet access and 42% of households
The current net neutrality battle has almost made Tom Wheeler a household name, especially after HBO satirist John Oliver, compared him to a dingo. After an interviewer asked him if he had watched the skit in a public meeting, the Federal
When novel technology receives its 15 seconds of glory, reactions can span from healthy pessimism to “I can’t wait for it to be the next decade to already begin!”—think Google’s self-driving car. The Internet of Things (IoT) is such a phenomenon. According to Gartner inc., the technology research and advisory
With the popularity of wireless access points, it’s easy to forget that the internet is anything but invisible. An estimated 300 fiber optic cables run across ocean sea beds to make transcontinental communication possible. Google and five other major Asian telecom companies are set to add yet another six-fiber cable to the network that will connect Japan
Many businesses are upgrading their analog surveillance systems to IP cameras. IP cameras provide a better resolution with higher pixel density in comparison to analog cameras which have been using the same technology invented since the 1950’s to supply their video source. IP cameras make it simple for expanding businesses to add additional cameras with
Remember the last time you decided to fix one of your own gadgets and found that the only successful part of your experiment was figuring out how to take it apart with the detailed instructions of a YouTube video? Manufacturers purposely seal their products to discourage curious tinkerers from performing DIY repairs. However, even though tech companies
Customer.io CEO Colin Nederkoorn made headlines when he decided to stream Netflix at 3000kbps through a VPN service and found out that Verizon capped his data at an appalling .373 mbps when using Netflix. For the past month, Netflix has engaged Verizon in a public war of net neutrality accusing Verizon of intentionally lagging streaming speeds of Netflix users.
The FCC has yet to determine whether
Internet connectivity in our schools currently lags behind in comparison to countries like South Korea where all schools currently enjoy high speed connectivity. South Korea even plans to phase out textbooks by 2016.
In an effort to modernize internet connectivity in under-funded classrooms, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to invest $2 billion over the next two years to
Users who upgrade to Windows 8.1 may experience an issue: little to no connectivity to WiFi. The Microsoft Community forums note that problems are related to Surface tablets, but PC and other non-Microsoft tablet users are also experiencing the same issues. With forums flooded with frustrated inquiries, users note that even after reinstalling Windows 8.1, issues still persist. Some