Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of February. The biggest change for the U.S. was Bright House moving up…

Internet Service: Google Fiber To Serve San Francisco Apartments, Condos

Google announced this week that its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service will soon be available in San Francisco apartments and condos. “Nearly six years ago, we started Google Fiber with the goal of making the web better and faster for…

Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google announced that it will bring gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that it connects with Google Fiber. This is launching with the Housing Authority of Kansas City at West Bluff. This is the first property…

Study Finds A Fifth of Americans Are ‘Almost Constantly’ Online

Over one-fifth (21%) of Americans are “almost constantly” online, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. This is, of course, largely thanks to the increased prevalence of smartphones and other mobile devices. 73% say they go online on…

Google Is Launching a Huge Test of Its Project Loon Internet Balloons

Google’s planning a large test of its internet balloons – in Indonesia. Internet connectivity is rough in Indonesia, a 17,000+ island chain. Google is partnering up with telecoms Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata to provide service to the under-connected region.…

Google Fiber Likely Headed to Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, and Tampa

Google Fiber may be coming to Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL. The three cities have been invited “to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities”. Last month, Google sent the same invite to Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA,…

Global Internet Freedom Still on the Decline

The world’s internet is not as free as it was last year, or the year before that, or the year before that, according to independent watchdog organization Freedom House. In its just-published Freedom on the Net 2015 report, which looked…

Internet Providers Probed Over Broadband Speeds

Are you really getting the internet speed you think you’re getting? Three internet service providers – Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable – have received a letter from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking them to provide any and…

Facebook Slows Staff’s Internet So They Know What 2G Browsing Feels Like

Many of Facebook’s more than 1.5 billion users aren’t browsing Facebook with the same lightning fast (heh) speed as you are. In many countries, like India for example, Facebook users must suffer through 2G speeds. With that in mind, Facebook…

Google Fiber Is Likely Headed to Louisville, San Diego, and Irvine

Google Fiber may be coming to three new cities, as the company has announced it’s asked Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA, and San Diego, CA “to work with us to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities.” “To kick things off,…