Items tagged with Bandwidth

In the broadband-testing world, Ookla's Speedtest dominates with copious amounts of useful data being compiled every day. According to its latest US broadband report, the company says that there are a staggering 8 million tests conducted worldwide each and every day. Those numbers mean one thing: we can get a very... Read more...
The problem is that in heavily populated areas, the shared mobile wireless bandwidth gets badly congested by all the concurrent users; the solution, allegedly, is personal cell (“pCell”) technology that’s being developed by Steve Perlman and his Artemis Networks startup. Current mobile wireless... Read more...
Things are about to get faster. The USB Promoter Group announced that it has completed the USB 3.1 specification, which will enable SuperSpeed USB performance of 10Gbps. This, of course, rivals Intel and Apple’s blazing fast 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface, and the new USB connection will make use of... Read more...
Intel’s Thunderbolt interface technology is not yet ubiquitous, although it’s common among Macs and slowly catching on in the PC industry, but the company is already plowing forward with a new controller called “Falcon Ridge” that promises to double Thunderbolt’s already impressive... Read more...
When highways get clogged, one solution is to build more lanes, and by that same token IEEE has put together a study group to explore the development of a 400Gbps Ethernet standard to support the exponential growth in network demand. "Traffic is growing everywhere—more Internet users, more ways to access the... Read more...
Data consumption is on just about every mind in the mobile realm these days, and increasingly, on the minds of people with ISPs who have data tiers. Streaming Netflix whenever, wherever sure sounds fun, but it eats up gobs of data. Now, there may be a solution to help you use less. EyeIO has announced a new commercial agreement with Netflix... Read more...
For Comcast customer Andre Vrignaud, the internet is an important part of everyday life. Vrignaud, a 39-year-old gaming consultant in Seattle and a former Microsoft technology evangelist for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE, has a lot of data: he has a 12TB basement server that he uses to store all of his music, which is ripped... Read more...
As more and more wireless carriers impose caps on data plans, customers are becoming increasingly aware of how much data they are consuming on their mobile devices. Recognizing that streaming video can quickly gobble up one’s monthly allotment, Netflix is working to help users with a new feature that lets you... Read more...
A faster Internet has been a dream for many, and it has been a continually changing dream as broadband speeds got faster and faster. When 56k was the norm, just getting an ISDN line was a huge step-up. From there, ADSL or cable was another leap forward. Today, we need fiber to get things even faster, and while many universities and companies... Read more...
The residents of Portland, Oregon are the first lucky Comcast users in the country to get the chance to try out Comcast's newly deployed (and long expected) data usage meter. For users who have long been trying to guesstimate how close they are to their allotted 250GB limit and the overage charges that could result from using too much bandwidth,... Read more...
If you haven't heard of "Internet throttling" by now, you will soon in all likelihood. Major cable-based ISPs are considering (if not implementing) hard bandwidth caps on their users each month, which is really putting devout Netflix streamers and Hulu watchers in a bind. After all, if you get all of your TV/entertainment from the web, it... Read more...
Time Warner is still on the bandwidth cap crusade and believes that customer education is what is needed to convince customers to see it their way.  Time Warner identified Rochester, New York as a hot spot for customer dissatisfaction and negative media coverage. Their remedy for this, send customer service representatives to homes for... Read more...
After Time Warner proposed what would amount to a $150/month unlimited Internet plan, the company has received a massive influx of complaints from customers. As a result, Time Warner has decided to delay the rollout of the tiered pricing plan in both Texas cities by a few months. Originally, Time Warner planned to roll out tiered pricing tests... Read more...
Time Warner's planned implementation of a bandwidth cap on broadband usage has received negative reactions nationwide and now may be the impetus of new legislation limiting such measures. U.S. Representative Eric Massa of New York was none too pleased when Time Warner announced that it would be rolling out the new tiers in his district. Massa... Read more...
We often take the internet for granted, not necesarilly aware of the struggles that go on behind the scenes, such as that between U.S. based Cogent and Swedish TaliaSonera.  Presently these two large bandwidth providers are fighting over peering issues:“According to Cogent CEO David Schaeffer, TeliaSonera peered data selectively and refused... Read more...
Modern PCs are inching closer and closer to having 10 GB/sec or more usable memory bandwidth, and we haven't really had any complaints about the steady increase until we heard that Rambus was working on technology that could enable 1 TB/sec of memory bandwidth.The applications for graphics cards and consoles are certainly interesting, but... Read more...
Unlimited.  The Princeton on-line dictionary offers several possible usages of the word, however the one that would directly apply to the consumption of some resource would be the following:inexhaustible: that cannot be entirely consumed or used up; "an inexhaustible supply of coal" That definition makes perfect sense to most, but apparently... Read more...
PC Perspective has posted a very interesting new article which investigates some of the bandwidth limitations for SLI and Crossfire chipsets. With the launch of ATI's Crossfire Xpress 3200 we reviewed here, ATI has made several allegations indicating NVIDIA's SLI technology was at a distinct architectural disadvantage. Ryan puts the marketing... Read more...