BT Pushes Forward With SDSL Upgrades

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UK telco BT today announced that 500 exchanges around the country would be receiving upgrades to give customers living in those areas access to high speed SDSL. SDSL is a DSL variant, offering high download...

Broadband by Power Lines Moves Forward

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission this week cleared the way for power companies to roll out broadband over power line service by approving a set of rules designed to limit interference to other radio frequency...

Next Net moves forward

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The next generation of the Internet, known as Internet Protocol version 6, took another big step toward commercialization, as its second phase of testing in North America wrapped up last week. Moonv6, the network used...

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

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It's that time of year again for I, Cringely to make his predictions for the new year. Last year's predictions where right on the nose; and we'll just have to wait and see if...

Web services framework moves forward

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Wheels are in motion to develop a generic, open framework for next-generation applications that will be developed using several different web services in combination. The Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards...

US pushes forward with biometric visas and passports

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Biometric technology that scans faces, fingerprints or other physical characteristics to confirm people's identities is about to get its biggest, most public test: at US border checkpoints. Yet significant questions loom about whether the US...

Web springs forward with comical Osama content

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While the real bin Laden may have eluded capture, his virtual likeness has not, with an endless stream of Web sites and emailed jokes, games and pictures allowing keyboard cowboys to shoot, bomb or just...

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