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If You Store Your Files in the Cloud, You Really Need to Be Worried About the Ocean

Lixian Hantover | Posted 10.29.2016 | World
Lixian Hantover

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- An attack on these critical undersea cables could have disastrous effects on our increasingly cloud-based economy. In short, without physical undersea cables, the cloud as we know it could not function.

Cities Tackle Broadband Imperative

John M. Eger | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Broadband today is as important as waterways, railways and highways were in an earlier era. Having broadband is a necessity. It is something every man and woman and child depends on to succeed in the new economy.

Shark Bites Prompt Google To Protect Underwater Bytes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

With Shark Week wrapping up, we’ve all likely gotten our fill of sharks sinking their teeth into all sorts things, from people to baby seals to the ...

The Future of Film Distribution

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Oh, what a shame it is that the U.S. is a third-world country -- at least when it comes to Internet download speeds for massive files, such as movies.

Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

Community Broadband Beats Cable, DSL Companies in Speed, Price

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

With the vast majority of Americans greatly overpaying for slow and unreliable broadband compared to connections in Europe and Asia, hundreds of communities have started building their own networks. And the industry is fighting back.

A Middle East-Like Revolution in Cuba? Don't Hold Your Breath

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Under current U.S. law, Cuba will never have a Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who has become a hero in Egypt for defending freedom of expression and communication among activists.

Silverton: Qwest Fiber-Optic Link Never Completed Despite Taxpayer Funding

Silverton Standard | Mark Esper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

San Juan County and the Town of Silverton filed a formal complaint Wednesday, June 30, with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission against Qwest Com...

Internet Traffic Jams Ahead Unless More Cables Laid

LiveScience | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As the internet rapidly expands with ever more videos, web pages and posts, more ocean-spanning cable lines will be needed to string together this ess...

Undersea Internet Cables Could Detect Tsunamis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tsunamis may be detectable with underwater fiber-optic cables, according to a new detailed model of the electrical fields the moving water generates. ...