The immediate benefits of bringing gigabit Internet to a city are obvious: people in the city now have fast Internet. However, there’s much more to it than that. Just look at Kansas City, the first city in the United States to get Google Fiber. Not only have Internet speeds increased for people in the city,… Continue reading Aside from the obvious, how does gigabit Internet benefit cities?
Facebook and Google are competing to see who can bring Internet access to the entire world the fastest and nobody seems to car who wins, not even them, considering how everyone benefits from this. Facebook’s latest move in this direction comes in the form of a full-size drone that will have the same wingspan of… Continue reading Facebook is testing Boeing 737-sized solar-powered Internet drone
According to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report, the average Internet speed across the globe has risen by 20% year-over-year to a measly but still improved 4.5 Mb/s. That’s certainly good to hear but the news was brought down by the fact that the global broadband adoption rate had decreased slightly. The global average internet connection speed rose… Continue reading The average Internet speed across the globe has risen to 4.5 Mb/s
At first it may seem like Facebook and Google’s moves to cover the data cost of using their respective services in developing countries are admirable attempts to bring the Internet to the less fortunate, but the truth is a bit darker. The primary goal is actually to secure more customers, which is more neutral than bad,… Continue reading Are Facebook and Google inadvertently stifling African innovation?
The Google Fiber expansion continues to bring affordable, ultra-fast Internet to cities that I don’t live in. The latest such not-a-city-that-I-live-in is Salt Lake City. Considering that Google’s gigabit Internet service is already available in Provo, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is expanding just a few miles up towards Utah’s capital. … Continue reading Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City
It was only a matter of time. The FCC’s controversial net neutrality rules didn’t sit well with the telecom industry in the United States and the companies that dominate the industry intend to sue. The rules regulate Internet service providers in much the same way they would regulate telephone companies, and the telecom industry did… Continue reading The FCC’s net neutrality rules may have earned it a lawsuit
Good news for T-Mobile customers or anyone looking to become a customers: the self-described Uncarrier will now cover the cost of your smartphone, pay off your early termination fees, and won’t increase your prices, only decrease them. On top of all of that, T-Mobile has promised that all of its promotional plans are now permanent, so… Continue reading T-Mobile just went thermonuclear on the telecom industry
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are among the technology companies that Boeing is working on securing a deal with to build a high-throughput communications satellite. The satellite will be designed to expand Internet across the globe which would, in turn, help these companies grow by reaching the billions of people around the world that still don’t… Continue reading Boeing is building a satellite for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
T-Mobile has been incredibly aggressive over the past year or so, not just with its Un-carrier moves, but by improving its mobile data network in America’s urban areas as well. While the company’s coverage outside of these urban areas is still pretty weak, these aggressive moves have really been taking a toll on the competition,… Continue reading How much damage is T-Mobile doing to its competition?
Considering how well T-Mobile has been doing over the past few months it’s no surprise that Sprint wants to take a trick or two from T-Mobile’s playbook. The company has announced that it will now cover all cancellation fees for customers who want to switch over to Sprint from a different carrier. No matter what… Continue reading Sprint will cover your cancellation fee if you switch carriers