Items tagged with Internet access

Although the world is increasingly connected through the internet, there are still four billion people or 60% of the world’s population who do not have such access. 1.6 billion of those people live in remote locations and do not have  access to mobile broadband networks. Facebook Connectivity Lab just announced the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, a solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to isolated areas. Aquila is a high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned solar-powered airplane. It has a wingspan bigger than a Boeing 737 airplane but weighs hundreds of... Read more...
After having been stung by negative public reaction to the Internet data caps it is trialing in several markets, Time Warner has issued another public statement. The statement from Landel Hobbs, Chief Operating Officer at Time Warner Cable, explains how bandwidth consumption is growing exponentially. While more content on the Internet and more demand for bandwidth is definitely a good thing, it also means Time Warner must maintain and upgrade its network to meet the increased demand. Rather than raising prices on all customers or limiting usage, Time Warner feels the best approach is to move to... Read more...