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SpaceX launches another 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, marking the third launch of a Falcon 9 rocket in just five days. Liftoff was at 6:59 a.m. EDT, after a 39 minute delay. Perhaps one of the few things that can distract Elon Musk from the Twitter drama is a launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying more Starlink... Read more...
While you're waiting on your internet service provider (ISP) to roll out fiber optic cable to your area for those sweet gigabit broadband speeds, maybe you should hope they tap into your phone line instead. Not, not for surveillance purposes. Instead, researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK claim standard... Read more...
A father in France is facing a hefty fine and possible jail time following his well intentioned attempt to keep his kids off the internet and cell phones late at night. His use of a signal jammer was so effective that he not only kept his kids off the internet, but those in a nearby town as well. The Agence... Read more...
SpaceX is currently accepting reservations for a new Starlink Premium service tier that promises a big increase in downloads speeds at respectable latency levels, though you'll pay through the nose for it. Not literally, of course (that would be gross). But at $500 per month, Starlink Premium is not for the faint of... Read more...
Goose had a need, a need for speed. So did Maverick. If you do as well, AT&T will happily supply you with up to 5Gbps of delightfully fast fiber broadband internet service, though obviously there are some caveats. The fastest speed tier in AT&T's home internet stable doesn't come cheap, and you have to live in a... Read more...
Cats have become the stars of the internet, having dominated a wealth of cute and funny videos on social media, and adorned countless memes and adorable photos that get passed around. But guess what? Cats can also take down the internet. That's what some Starlink customers are finding out as the weather turns cold and... Read more...
A fledgling startup, dubbed Helium, is looking to build a new internet service of sorts, that employs block chain technology. Cryptocurrency is something that has become a somewhat common part of many financial portfolio. In fact, many Millennial and Gen Z investors have made quite a bit of money dabbling in... Read more...
Neil Armstrong spoke the first words from the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, on July 20, 1969. Five decades later NASA plans to connect the moon to Earth via a Lunar Network (LunaNet), before once again placing boots on the moon, and eventually to Mars and even beyond. NASA has... Read more...
Have you ever wondered what kind of person is on the other end of a internet or social media rant? Usually, these kinds of people come off as brash and rude, but they may be the same way in real life, according to new research. On Thursday, a paper titled “The Psychology of Online Political Hostility: A... Read more...
Between data caps, outrageous costs for speed, and billing issues abound, it is a wonder that Internet access has not become a basic right and utility. However, it seems that the state of Virginia and Governor Ralph Northam are stepping things up to accelerate a $700 million 10-year plan to connect unserved... Read more...
While promotional cable offers may seem good, they have a limited length and may not even be as good as other offers even one street over, as it turns out. Recent research from Stop The Cap! has shown that Charter Spectrum, likely among other companies, has drastically different internet price and speed options in... Read more...
The United States government has quietly handed over management of around 175 million traditional internet addresses (IPV4) to Global Resource Systems LLC, a small company in Florida, as part of a "pilot effort" to look for security issues. In case you are wondering, that works out to around 6 percent of all available... Read more...
In today's work from home climate, a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. From logging in to corporate networks and remote meetings from home, to kids trying to access online assignments while simultaneously joining in on Google Meet/Zoom sessions, high-speed internet is now of even greater... Read more...
Two weeks ago, we brought you news that Comcast was walking back its decision to institute new 1.2TB data caps for customers in November 2020. Instead, the company said that the caps would be delayed until July 2021, with customers be charged $10 for each additional 50GB of data over the cap starting with their August... Read more...
Have you ever dealt with slow internet speeds and just became fed-up with the entire situation? Subsequently, have you thought of raising a ruckus somewhere to get your complaints heard and the situation rectified? Meet Aaron Epstein, a 90-year-old gentleman who became the hero of the internet for a day, after he took... Read more...
Since the first launch in 2019, the Starlink satellite network has steadily been growing. Once it had enough satellites in Earth orbit, SpaceX introduced the beta program, which has grown immensely as well. Now, in an FCC filing to become a telecommunications carrier, Elon Musk’s company disclosed that it has 10,000... Read more...
Earlier this fall, we reported that Google would be rolling out 2Gbps fiber internet to customers in some of its existing markets. The company launched trials in Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama in October and promised that all of its customers in those two cities would have access to the higher speeds by... Read more...
In the new year, Comcast seems to be trying to milk their customers of every last penny when it comes to their internet and cable TV packages. Earlier this week, new data caps were sneakily added by Comcast for some customers. Now, Comcast will be increasing cable and internet fees and standard prices nationwide... Read more...
SpaceX’s StarLink Internet Beta Program began to go out to customers around October 28th, and people are starting to show off its current capabilities. Some reddit users on the Starlink subreddit have displayed pictures of their StarLink terminal and some SpeedTest information for the masses. The data being reported... Read more...
Comcast announced that it has managed to deliver 1.25 Gig symmetrical speeds over a hybrid fiber-coax network. The company claims that this is a “10G technical milestone” on the path to future upgrades for consumer internet connections. In Jacksonville, Florida, technicians for Comcast deployed a system that delivers... Read more...
Elon Musk is making progress towards making high-speed Internet connectivity available to virtually all parts of the globe, through a network of thousands of satellites. SpaceX launched 60 more into space today, bringing the total to around 650 (towards the company's goal of around 12,000). During a webcast of the... Read more...
Update (8/31/2020): It is now coming out that "misconfiguration at a major external network provider" led to the issues.  The article has been updated to reflect this. As it goes, if something is not supposed to break, it probably will.  This morning, some people had trouble getting to websites across the internet... Read more...
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