The International Telecommunication Union has announced the specs for 5G which will feature a downlink of 20Gbps, latency of a mere 1ms, and one million devices connected per square kilometer.
Amid already severe restrictions on internet access in the country, the Chinese government is now looking to clamp down on the VPN services that many use as a way to circumvent these measures.
In a pilot program "Council for Digital Good", Microsoft is accepting applications from teenagers between the age of 13-17 from the US to lay the groundwork for improving online interactions.
After two years of development of its solar-powered internet drone, Google's Project Titan is over. According to an Alphabet's X spokesperson, the company will now focus on Project Loon.
In a bid to improve average broadband speeds across the country, the CRTC has now declared high-speed internet as a basic telecommunications service and set new speed targets to be achieved by 2021.
This latest version of Samsung Internet focuses on giving users more control of the browser. New features include updated support for WebVR 1.0 and the ability to change the interface background.
The Internet Archive, which has saved countless websites, digital publications, games, and software in its databases, is looking to create a full backup of its archive somewhere in Canada.
A new study carried out in the UK shows that many customers only buy line rental for the sake of getting online. Those that buy line rental to solely use the internet was put at 60% in the study.
A new report out by Zenith Media forecasts that mobile devices will account for 75% of global internet traffic in 2017 and that in 2018 mobile ad expenditure will exceed other advert costs combined.
Mozilla announced Project Quantum, a new web engine for Firefox that promises to deliver a "fast and smooth" experience on desktop and mobile. Users will see these changes by the end of 2017.
Amazon reportedly wants to entice its European Prime subscribers by creating its own internet service. The retailer would then offer subsidized or free internet access to its customers.
Nokia, together with SK Broadband have managed to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure in South Korea to boost download speeds by up to 20 times. All of this without installing new fiber.
An EU commission study shows that the total cost of rolling out 100Mbps to all EU homes by 2025 will cost a whopping €502bn. The public sector of businesses will be able to expect 1Gbps speeds.
Tim Berners-Lee has passed a decision to the W3C Advisory Committee on whether to extend the EME development through to March 31, 2017. The committee is divided on EME and could stop development.
Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet report, for the second quarter of 2016. The report shows Asian and European countries leading the way in terms of average connection speeds.
Net neutrality is a hotly contested, albeit boring, aspect of how the internet works. But now, Stanford researchers have proposed a way forward that marries net neutrality with internet fast lanes.
Mozilla has launched a new Thunderclap campaign to spread awareness that the web was proposed 10,000 days ago. The company will recap the web's history on Twitter during the day of July 28th.
Google is being accused that it stole the idea and technology behind its Project Loon balloons, which deliver internet. The company suing had shown off this technology in 2007 to Google's co-founders.
Virgin Media has provided a statement explaining the loss of access to several high-profile websites last week including image hosting service Imgur. Customers took to the forums to complain.
In delivering internet access, Microsoft isn't going along with the big projects with flashy tech that some of its competitors have announced. Instead it will partner with local companies.
Virgin Media customers reported issues accessing Imgur, with some people suggesting the company has blocked the service. This is the second incident of Imgur being inaccessible on the Virgin ISP.
Automattic has announced that it will begin to sell .blog top-level domains soon after acquiring the rights to oversee the registration of the gTLD. Pricing for the new gTLD is not yet available.
After seeing profit rise by 15% to £3.03bn, BT has announced that it is working on increasing maximum speeds from 76Mbps to 300Mbps, potentially rising to 500Mbps. This is subject to Ofcom approval.
Internet voting on a name for the Natural Environment Research Council's new £200m research ship is complete and the winning name is Boaty McBoatface. It's questionable whether the name will stick.
Several balloons will provide internet to remote townships in India as part of Google's Project Loon. Read our story to discover where Google's Indian branch is heading in the future.
Some Google Fiber users are reporting that they've been invited to beta test Google's potential telephone service, which has reportedly been given the name "Google Fiber Phone."
According to a recent study, young people now spend more time online than watching television. A majority of children now reportedly watch shows through on-demand services or through YouTube.
In an effort to compete with the wave of new gigabit internet services, Comcast says it can offer customers gigabit internet without updating its cable network.
It has never been clear why a website is blocked or unavailable, but a new HTTP status code, "Unavailable For Legal Reasons," will change this and attempt to shed some light on the issue.
Just days before Google's CEO is due to touch down in India to discuss Project Loon with PM Modi, various government bodies in the country have raised concerns about the project on security grounds.
At a campaign rally, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed his intention of possibly 'closing the internet' in some places, hoping people like Bill Gates would help.
In order to understand how the internet works in developing countries where speeds are usually slow, Facebook is rolling out '2G Tuesdays,' giving employees a taste of a sluggish connection.
Reddit launches Upvoted, a news site that channels popular community threads and ideas to a dedicated news site, making it easier to stay current on new stories and ideas.
A report has surfaced claiming that Microsoft will download the files required for Windows 10 on your device, whether you have reserved the free upgrade or not. The company has confirmed this claim.
Germany is set to provide 50Mbps broadband connections to the entire population by 2018, making it the fastest national average globally. The project is costing the government €2.7 billion.
A research organization has found that smartphones are now the preferred method of Britons when going online. Also, it was revealed that over a billion selfies were taken in the past year.
Microsoft's deployment of Windows 10 is massive, so large in fact that it may break the Internet as the company is said to have reserved up to 40TB/s across all major CDNs.
After working 9 months to update their code and webpages in preparation, reddit has finally made the leap to become HTTPS-only, and will begin encrypting all traffic on June 29th.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
Microsoft is investing and partnering with companies to lay down subsea data cables and connect its worldwide datacenters from Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia with more bandwidth and lower latency.
According to Bloomberg, two of America's most hated companies will reportedly drop plans to merge. The rumors come after a hearing with regulatory bodies raising concerns about the deal Wednesday.
While camping is considered by many to be an escape from the busy city life to reconcile with nature, it has been discovered in a study that free Wi-Fi is important for many campers in America.
The web is quite a bit different today than it was 20 years ago. We look at some ideas on how it will expand and change in the next two decades and would love to hear your opinions on the topic.
Internet addiction is becoming a problem in Asian countries, especially China where a 19 year old has cut off his own hand in an effort to 'cure' himself of this problem.
The Chinese government is once again trying to get its citizens to only use their real names online. After a similar law failed to have a noticeable effect earlier, the authorities are trying again.
Microsoft in partnership with Spectra Wireless is launching a network that uses TV white space to bring internet to diverse regions around the world. This is the first big trial for the technology.
As the battle between Internet service providers and their customers who want to view adult content on the web rages on, TalkTalk has become the latest UK ISP to filter such material by default.
Microsoft has published a report on people's views on the internet, technology and what their impact has been. Most people agree this has been a positive one yet worrying trends emerged.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that his party will pass a new law allowing all Internet communications to be read by the security services, if he wins the next election.
FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.