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Dubai – The City on the Cutting Edge of Internet Technology

Over the course of the last several decades, few cities have experienced as much overwhelming growth and modernization as Dubai. Now, according to the 2014 Cities of Opportunity report performed by professional-service network PwC, Dubai ranks highly in several areas of traditional and social infrastructure, including 1st for construction activity, 7th for rate of real…

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Stream Netflix in 4k with DISH Network’s Hopper 3

Late last week, DISH Network announced support for 4k Netflix streams via their Hopper 3 DVR. In order to use this new feature, DISH subscribers also need to have a subscription to Netflix’s $11.99 plan. That’s the only plan that currently supports 4k streaming. Additionally, Netflix recommends a connection speed of 25 Mbps or higher…

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Best AT&T U-verse Deals – $50 Bonus – Online Exclusive Promos

Want the best AT&T U-verse deals? We’ve got you covered. When it comes to broadband Internet, most Americans aren’t left with many options. It’s not uncommon for large cities in the United States to be serviced by only two or three broadband Internet providers. With that in mind, it’s nice to see that AT&T, one of the nation’s largest…

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Where in America Can You Get Gigabit Internet (Right Now)?

A huge thank you to everyone who has commented and contributed to this list since its inception. This is likely going to be the last time I update this post. 50 cities is just a great round number and a great place to stop. Gigabit internet is awesome. And elusive. Gigabit ethernet speed is equal…

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Believe It or Not, America’s Broadband Isn’t That Bad

I want to pose a question: Is broadband in the US really as far behind as we think it is? We recently discussed America’s substandard Internet speeds back in December, but a new report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has a more positive take on the state of America’s Internet. The report covers the results of…

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Access Internet at the Speed of Light with LiFi Technology

Have you ever been frustrated by slow wireless-network speeds? Have you ever wondered if there might be a better way to access the Internet wirelessly? Well, in the not-too-distant future, there might be: LiFi Technology. Oledcomm, a French start-up company, recently demonstrated its light-based WiFi alternative, dubbed LiFi, at the Mobile World Congress. For their…

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Public Housing Residents Get Free Google Fiber Broadband

Free Google Fiber broadband Internet has been made available to the first group of public housing residents under a federally sponsored program. On February 3rd, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julián Castro, announced that all 100 of the apartments in the West Bluff housing complex now have free gigabit Internet service. This…

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1-Terabit Satellites to Make Broadband Access Possible from Anywhere

A partnership between ViaSat and Boeing may soon make it possible to access high-speed Internet from some of the world’s most remote locations. Announced earlier in February, this partnership aims to deliver global broadband access through the ViaSat-3 ultra-high capacity satellite platform. This platform, which consists of three satellites offering more than 1 Terabit per…

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Record-Breaking 1.125 Tbps Transfer Rate Achieved by Researchers in the UK

With the growing popularity of streaming services, online gaming, and downloadable content, high-speed Internet connections are more important to modern consumers than ever before. Unfortunately, when it comes to broadband connections in the United States, options and speeds are less than optimal, especially for rural residents. Fortunately, with companies like Google working to bring Gigabit…

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The Days of Free Wi-Fi Draw Near

Over the past decade, Wi-Fi hotspots have become increasingly common. While many of the hotspots available today still aren’t free, there’s a good chance that most of them will be in the future. Here are some examples of free Internet access that support the theory that the days of free Wi-Fi draw near… Major plans are…

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