Coronavirus: U.S. Internet Can Handle Increased Work-From-Home Load

Experts are saying the U.S. internet should be able to handle the increased stress of millions of Americans working from home as a result of the coronavirus.

D-Link Debuts 5G Home Broadband Gateways

One of the largest promises of 5G is the ability to serve remote customers with broadband internet. In line with that goal, D-Link has just announced three units service providers can use to do just that. 5G stands ready to…

New Law Will Limit Cable TV Fees, Address Local Blackouts

According to Consumer Reports, the House and Senate have passed a bill that would limit how cable companies charge hidden fees and phantom rentals to jack up bills. Customers have chafed for years at hidden fees and add-ons that take…

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…