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DARPA recruits SpaceX, Intel and Amazon for major satellite network project
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Network & Internet

DARPA recruits SpaceX, Intel and Amazon for major satellite network project

11 firms in total will compete to design a satellite translation system, to allow seamless military use of existing networks
11 Aug 2022
7 million homes to be connected to fibre in new joint venture network
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Network & Internet

7 million homes to be connected to fibre in new joint venture network

Liberty Global, Telefónica Infra, and InfraVia will build and operate the network, which aims for a 2026 finish date
29 Jul 2022
FCC to consider huge update to minimum broadband speed
Jessica Rosenworcel stands before a presidential podium, dressed in a blue suit with the blurred words 'Affordable Internet' and 'High Speed Internet' in the background
Infrastructure

FCC to consider huge update to minimum broadband speed

A new required speed of 100 Mbits/sec down would give consumers and small businesses a boost, but could raise prices
18 Jul 2022
SpaceX given FCC nod to provide Starlink Wi-Fi to moving vehicles
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Network & Internet

SpaceX given FCC nod to provide Starlink Wi-Fi to moving vehicles

The approval allows the satellite network to cater to planes, ships and trucks in next step of expansion
1 Jul 2022
Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband
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broadband

Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband

Social tariffs could get slashed to help poorest in society
29 Jun 2022
Wi-Fi 6E is here – but who actually needs it?
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Network & Internet

Wi-Fi 6E is here – but who actually needs it?

The arrival of Wi-Fi 6E is a kick in the teeth for Wi-Fi 6 adopters, and those who recommended it to friends and family
25 Jun 2022
What is SSID?
wireless router
broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
7 Jun 2022
Verizon’s Fios Forward makes FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program ‌widely‌ ‌accessible
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broadband

Verizon’s Fios Forward makes FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program ‌widely‌ ‌accessible

The company affirms zero hidden costs ‌with‌ ‌its‌ ‌fiber‌ ‌optic‌ ‌internet‌ ‌service‌ ‌for‌ ‌eligible‌ ‌ACP subscribers
11 May 2022
CityFibre raises alarm over UK telecoms overbuilding that could lead to broadband market regression
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Network & Internet

CityFibre raises alarm over UK telecoms overbuilding that could lead to broadband market regression

Telecoms leaders argued about overbuilding but agreed work needs to be done to make building easier as the UK struggles with a skilled labour shortage
26 Apr 2022
SpaceX's Starlink signs first in-flight Wi-Fi deal
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wifi & hotspots

SpaceX's Starlink signs first in-flight Wi-Fi deal

Starlink's services will be used on up to 100 planes chartered by JSX
22 Apr 2022
Amazon signs launch deals with Arianespace, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance for Project Kuiper
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broadband

Amazon signs launch deals with Arianespace, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance for Project Kuiper

The retail giant has secured up to 83 rocket launches with the trio to deploy a bulk of its 3,262-satellite constellation
6 Apr 2022
UK falls 25 places in global broadband costs ranking as prices surge by £3.73/month
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broadband

UK falls 25 places in global broadband costs ranking as prices surge by £3.73/month

Italy, Germany, and France took the Western European podium this year
5 Apr 2022
Best Wi-Fi routers 2022
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Network & Internet

Best Wi-Fi routers 2022

Poor Wi-Fi coverage or slow speeds? Here are the best routers and access points to give your connection a boost
28 Mar 2022
IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
5G

IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve every networking woe faced by businesses on the move... but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
24 Mar 2022
OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport
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Network & Internet

OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport

The decision follows Roscosmos’ demand that the UK sell its 20% stake in OneWeb purchased in 2020
3 Mar 2022
Telecoms firms urge streaming services to help foot infrastructure bill
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Infrastructure

Telecoms firms urge streaming services to help foot infrastructure bill

The current situation is “simply not sustainable”, say O2 and Vodafone chiefs
15 Feb 2022
What is a default gateway?
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Network & Internet

What is a default gateway?

A look at one of the most critical components of a well-functioning network
10 Feb 2022
DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout
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broadband

DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout

New report by the Committee of Public Accounts has found that the UK is unlikely to hit the 85% coverage target by 2025
19 Jan 2022
Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific
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Network & Internet

Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific

This comes after the US warned the island nations about a bid from a Chinese company last year to build an undersea cable
13 Dec 2021
Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade
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broadband

Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade

This makes it the only UK operator to have rolled out gigabit speeds across its entire network
7 Dec 2021
Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw
Sky router flaw
vulnerability

Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw

Flaw could expose user’s home network to hackers
19 Nov 2021
These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans
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broadband

These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans

Work on the connections is expected to start in early 2024
29 Oct 2021
Verizon and Amazon partner on enterprise connectivity solutions
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Network & Internet

Verizon and Amazon partner on enterprise connectivity solutions

The collaboration links Verizon’s terrestrial mobile network with Amazon’s LEO satellite network
27 Oct 2021