EPB, the city-owned broadband provider, has launched a new 2.5-gig residential internet service, expanding its symmetrical speed offerings on the fiber optic network. Priced at $97.99 per month, the 2.5-gig service comes with the installation of EPB’s Wi-Fi 6e router and is available across the service area. VP Katie Espeseth emphasized EPB’s commitment to diversifying network options, with an eye on providing service up to 25-gig.
A recent report by the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) reveals that fiber internet has now reached over half of U.S. households, surpassing 51.5% of primary homes. The survey, conducted by RVA LLC Market Research and Consulting on behalf of FBA, highlights 2023 as a record-setting year for annual fiber-to-the-home growth, with network operators connecting an unprecedented nine million new homes.
Climate change casts a menacing shadow over the infrastructure underpinning the Internet, including fiber optic cables and colocation facilities. The predicament Saint-Martin island faced after Hurricane Irma’s assault prompted Setics Sttar to reimagine their rebuilding strategy. Subterranean framework emerged as a key defense against future environmental disasters, demonstrating the necessity to fuse climate risk considerations with infrastructure planning. Seeking a climate risk assessment for your FTTH Network design has become not only optimal but essential in the face of a changing world.
The GSMA’s recent State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report reveals intriguing trends in global smartphone use. While a majority, about 57%, of the global populace now connects to the mobile internet, there’s a stark division in technology adoption. Most users in developed markets rely on 4G or even 5G-enabled devices, while developing regions substantially depend on older 3G and even 2G tech. Surprisingly, the pace of mobile internet user growth also appears to be decelerating. So, how can the world’s telecom industry respond to the challenges of this digital divide? An engrossing discussion waiting to happen at the upcoming Total Telecom Congress!
As internet giant Hurricane Electric curbs access to the notorious web forum Kiwi Farms, it raises pivotal discussions around online free speech. However, the Electronic Frontier Foundation forewarns of a hazardous trajectory, as hysteria around controversial platforms could pave the way to excessive intervention from mighty internet infrastructure providers. Meanwhile, the role of such companies in managing online content remains a hot topic.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority recently adjudicated a dispute over the supposed misleading adverts of ISP, 6G Internet. The ASA ruled that the company name erroneously suggested the availability of non-existent 6G services. The decision underlines a recurrent issue of consumer confusion over service offerings in the telecommunications sector. Despite the controversy, 6G Internet has not indicated plans to adjust their brand name, possibly sparking inevitable customer confusion as the prospect of true 6G technology looms nearer.
Formulating the future of UK’s internet, Building Digital UK (BDUK) triggers the procurement process under the £5 billion Project Gigabit framework. Their ambitious objective: accelerate gigabit-speed broadband coverage to capture a minimum of 85% of premises by 2025. However, there’s a twist in the tale, as reaching remote regions still poses a formidable challenge.
DE-CIX, the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges (IXs), has unveiled its plans to establish PT DE-CIX Indonesia, a joint venture with PT IDMarco Digital Solusi, a subsidiary of the Salim Group. This initiative marks a significant move for DE-CIX, as it ventures into Indonesia, the largest population and fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia.
What if the next big catastrophe isn’t alien invaders or an unstoppable virus? What if it’s the Internet of Things? We’ve all seen movies where technology takes over the world, and it’s not a pretty picture. The use of Internet of Things (IoT) is growing like wildfire throughout the IT industry. With more and more gadgets being connected to the Internet every day, IoT equipment is becoming increasingly prevalent. These devices are getting more powerful and infiltrating all areas of our everyday livese, making it almost impossible to keep up with the ever-expanding use cases for IoT. In this article, we delve into the dark side of IoT, exposing the dangers that might arise from straightforward hacks to a full-scale takeover of our digital lives. So join us as we investigate the risks associated with this rapidly developing technology. The dangers of Internet of Things Do you ever have a…
We may not always realize it, but we spend a good part of our lives online. We frequently reveal our names, addresses and credit card numbers when accessing shopping and social networking sites, and trust those sites to keep us and our information secure. You lock the door when you wish to keep your home safe. The same should apply on the Internet, where we can considerably limit our exposure to a variety of hazards by implementing a modest number of Internet safety measures. You know what they say – the Internet is like your front door: a lock doesn’t do much good if you leave the key under the welcome mat. Is it safe to be in the Internet? Learning about cybersecurity and online safety might feel like swimming through a sea of technical jargon. There are several cybersecurity terminologies to be familiar with, but we’ve selected a handful of…