Latest Internet access Stories

2014-04-10 08:36:07

Calls on Congress to act swiftly to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition commends the action taken by a bipartisan group of twenty-nine associations, think tanks, and non-profit organizations urging Congress to avert a tax increase on Internet access. In a letter to the sponsors of bills in both chambers of Congress, the bipartisan group--including Consumer Action,...

2014-04-10 00:22:28

RALEIGH, N.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The finish line to offer more North Carolinians a fiber broadband network capable of speeds up to 1 gigabit per second is within sight. AT&T* is in advanced discussions with the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) to deliver AT&T U-verse with GigaPower(SM) to parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions. NCNGN is a regional initiative focused on stimulating the deployment of next generation networks to North Carolina....

2014-04-09 23:01:13

Broadband Adoption Rate in Connected Nation States Surges to 76%, More Than Twice the National Adoption Growth Rate Since 2010 Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Access the widget States with Connected Nation programs surpass the national average in broadband adoption, according to figures released today. In the eight states surveyed, the broadband adoption rate for 2013 was 76%, surpassing the national average of 70% estimated by the Pew Research Center. Growth of broadband adoption...

2014-04-09 04:21:09

BERLIN, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Year-end figures for broadband and IPTV, published today by the Broadband Forum, show a slowing but steady growth in broadband subscribers with some significant trends in technology and regional growth in new markets. The figures, prepared by Point Topic, highlight the addition of over 40 million new users world-wide, an annual increase of 6.15%, bringing the global total up to 678,455,893. News Highlights: -- 40 million new subscribers...

2014-04-08 23:01:51

While security concerns and rising utility costs may constrain the industry, the rollout of the National Broadband Network will provide opportunities for growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Data Centres industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Data Centres industry has grown steadily over the past five years, underpinned by the increasing prominence of cloud computing. Still in its infancy, cloud computing...

2014-04-07 12:37:24

Combines the Internet Bonding Capabilities of Streamer with the Professional Power and Portability of NewTek TriCaster SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding(TM) technology, announced today its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network. This enables Mushroom Networks' Streamer(TM) 3G/4G wireless bonding device to be fully integrated with NewTek's line of TriCaster(TM) multi-camera live video production systems. Streamer...

Seniors Are Increasingly Embracing The Internet And Mobile Technology
2014-04-04 14:47:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some people may think of seniors as technology-averse, a new Pew Research study has revealed that Americans 65 and older are increasingly embracing the Internet and mobile technology – particularly seniors who are younger and more educated. According to the new report, 59 percent of seniors said they use the Internet, a six-percent increase over the last year, and 47 percent say they have a high-speed broadband connection where...

2014-04-04 08:21:54

Enhancements are part of $100 million project to add cabin comforts and technology access SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will offer a new, customizable inflight entertainment option, bringing movies, TV and other content directly to customers' personal electronic devices onboard its flights by the end of the year. The enhancement is part of a $100 million investment that Alaska Airlines is making to upgrade the cabins of its 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft...

EU flags in front of European Commission
2014-04-04 05:02:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online European lawmakers voted on Thursday to end international roaming charges beginning in December 2015, part of a broader set of reforms aimed at overhauling the EU’s telecom regulatory framework. Most of Europe’s mobile operators charge extra fees for using a mobile phone to call, send text messages or access the Internet in another EU country, which drives up the costs of these services to consumers. A recent poll by the...

2014-04-04 04:21:01

SYDNEY, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of "peak data" and what that could mean for the way we connect and access essential services in the future, is the focus of a report released by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency. Director of CSIRO's Digital Productivity and Services Flagship Dr Ian Oppermann said wireless technology had been adopted at "breakneck pace" around the world. "The data rates that people now expect from their mobile services are about a hundred times the...

Latest Internet access Reference Libraries

Digital Subscriber Line, DSL
2013-02-17 10:12:40

Image Caption: Schematic showing how DSL works. Credit: Jhbdel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The term DSL or ADSL (a higher speed connection) is the technology of delivering an Internet connection over wires using a local telephone network. A filter is used to block high frequency interference, enabling the user to have access to the Internet as well as use of the phone simultaneously. The rate of data transfer usually ranges from 256 kbps to 40 Mbps downstream (to the customer) and the data...

Dial-Up Internet Access
2013-02-17 10:01:27

Image Caption: Phone connector with female socket, used for dial-up Internet access. Credit: Shaddack/Wikipedia Dial-up access is a connection to the Internet using telephone company lines to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user connects to an internal or external modem that decodes the data and displays it onto the computer, laptop, or similar device. Often this choice of connection is used where other forms of connections are not available, such as in remote or...

Wireless Broadband
2013-02-16 12:05:15

Image Caption: Three 155 Mbps dishes on top of the Oil & Gas Commerce Building, Fort Worth TX. Credit: RockyDallas/Wikipedia Wireless broadband is a technology that gives users a high speed internet connection or a connection to a computer network covering a wide area without the use of a wired connection. Broadband is instant access to the Internet or a network at data rates greater than 1.5 Mbps. Originally wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) could only be accessed in...

Internet Service Provider
2013-01-20 09:16:23

An internet service provider or ISP is an organization or company that provides access to the internet through copper wires, phone lines, wireless, or fiber-optic cables. There are two types of ISPs, hosting and transit. The hosting ISP is like a co-location center where it will lease server space to people and smaller businesses. The transit ISP provides a large amount of bandwidth to connect hosting ISPs to access ISPs. The ISP can be community owned providing the service as non-profit...

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