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Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’ (Connectivity)
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Researchers at Google say they are “years closer” to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.
posted: 19/02/2017
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Researchers break data transfer efficiency record (Connectivity)
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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons, protons and electrons are used to store as much information as possible.
posted: 05/02/2017
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Net Neutrality in for bumpy ride with Trump Administration Communications Chief (Connectivity)
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President Donald Trump has chosen Ajit Pai as the new head of the US Federal Communications Commission, the government agency which regulates telecoms issues.
posted: 24/01/2017
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Google confirms end of global internet access drone project (Connectivity)
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Google has confirmed it has closed its internet drone project Titan, three years after it bought the business.
posted: 12/01/2017
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UK: The farmer who built her own broadband (Connectivity)
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"I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer.
posted: 31/12/2016
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US Government to require cars be able to talk to each other (Connectivity)
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All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.
posted: 23/12/2016
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Broadband boost for remotest parts of UK (Connectivity)
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Around 600,000 more UK homes and businesses could be connected to broadband, after the government recouped £440m.
posted: 23/12/2016
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Connectivity Issues: UK government 'must take action' on 5G (Connectivity)
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he rollout of the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report.
posted: 14/12/2016
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Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content (Connectivity)
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Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company.
posted: 13/12/2016
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Deutsche Telekom fault affects 900,000 customers (Connectivity)
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Deutsche Telekom has confirmed up to 900,000 customers have had their broadband service cut off following a possible hack of its hardware.
posted: 28/11/2016
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