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The US Federal Communications Commission's chairwoman has published a proposal to restore net neutrality rules so internet service providers will be made to offer the same speeds for all users.
The US government has announced more than $42 billion in funding so that everyone in the country, including territories, can get high-speed and affordable broadband. Completion is expected in 2030.
Microsoft is hard at work in improving its Edge web browser. Its latest effort for Edge includes adding one of the most-requested Sidebar features for Edge. Microsoft is currently testing it.
A new Ookla report reveals the top countries with the fastest mobile and fixed internet speeds in Q12023. While Singapore leads the broadband space, UAE has the fastest mobile download speeds.
To increase child safety online and raise awareness about the risks of harm through the internet, Google has announced a 5 million euro commitment to be divided amongst NGOs in Europe.
Governments and authorities are imposing internet shutdowns at alarming rates. As per a new report, the year 2022 alone saw a total of 187 shutdowns in 35 countries across the globe.
Ofcom has set out proposed changes to net neutrality rules. It could see providers throttle traffic of certain services at peak times, the introduction of premium packages by providers, and more.
Ofcom has revealed that the median average broadband speed has jumped 18% in the most recent year compared to the year before. Upload speeds are also increasing, but are well below download speeds.
Elon Musk has said that SpaceX will continue funding Starlink's operations in Ukraine indefinitely. This comes after SpaceX wrote a letter to the Pentagon asking to pick up the tab for its operations.
SpaceX has wrote to the Pentagon asking to fund Starlink's services in Ukraine. The company said that it is "not in a position to further donate terminals to Ukraine, or fund the existing terminals."
The UK is extending its highspeed gigabit broadband network from the south to the east and the Midlands. For a long time, these regions did not have high-speed connectivity which will change soon.
Microsoft has cautioned users in China that it has begun an upgrade of the dedicated network that Teams utilizes for cross-region calls. This may result in experience degradation throughout September.
The UK has awarded its first major Project Gigabit contract to Wessex Internet to bring gigabit connectivity to hard-to-reach areas. The upgrades will begin in the coming weeks, the government said.
Which? has found that broadband companies are not doing enough to advertise their social tariff broadband plans. It said vulnerable customers are missing out on savings of up to £250 per year.
The UK government has said it's investing £164 million to upgrade 5,000 public buildings with gigabit broadband. It will mean nearby premises get faster speeds too as they'll be easier to reach.
Microsoft has updated its guidance for securing Domain Controllers (DCs). Previously, the company told customers not to allow internet access on DCs in any scenario. This is not the case anymore.
Sky has launched a new programme called Sky Up which will help under 25's and over 65's get connected to the internet. It wants these groups confident enough to benefit from the net.
Amazon has procured 83 rocket launches to put its Project Kuiper internet-beaming satellites into orbit. It'll work with Arianespace, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance over five years.
The UK government is introducing its Online Safety Bill before parliament today for its first reading. MPs will be able to debate on the wide-ranging legislation that could bring age checks for porn.
SpaceX has switched on Starlink in Ukraine and is sending receivers to the country to help ensure people can stay connected if broadband and mobile infrastructure are destroyed by the conflict.
Google will be investing $1 billion in Bharti Airtel to help get more Indians online. The plan will help both companies get more customers as barriers to owning a phone are made lower.
Elon Musk has offered Starlink's services to Tonga following a devastating tsunami that knocked the country offline. He said he wants confirmation from officials before sending equipment.
According to their objective, they are seeking to deploy a “European DNS resolver service infrastructure” that serves “public, corporate and residential internet end-users in the EU”.
Since 2017, those not so savvy who still wanted the experience of Pi-hole, could turn to Adhole.org. That is, until now. Adhole.org is shutting down, citing issues with maintenance and stability.
OneWeb is working with Excelerate to give first responders in the UK and around the world access to its internet satellites. This will ensure they can stay connected to the net wherever they are.
Vodafone has helped 125,000 people in digital poverty get online so far. The firm has an aim of helping one million people get connected by the end of 2022 and its progress so far is encouraging.
The Starlink satellite-based internet service could be coming out of beta next month, Elon Musk says. The service could offer hope for those in rural America struggling with options.
SpaceX's Starlink user terminals are apparently really susceptible to pigeons', among other animals', unwanted attention. These would frequently be facing outages and disruptions due to the birds.
Nokia has been working with partners in Kenya to bring internet connectivity to rural and underserved communities in the African country. The government wants all schools online by 2030.
Ookla's latest speed test report shows that Starlink has made major strides in the performance offered during the Q1-Q2 period in the U.S. If things continue like this, it may beat broadband speeds.
Right now, thanks to half the internet relying on a single service for its content delivery and DNS, many large corperation websites and services like Steam and TikTok are inaccessible
OneWeb and BT have announced a new agreement that'll see the firms explore how they can work together to deliver internet connectivity to businesses and communities in hard to reach areas of the UK.
The GigaTAG group has outlined how the government can make gigabit broadband available to those on lower incomes. Measures include connection and device subsidies and digital skills training.
Facebook has completed the first phase of its Indiana fiber network. It will make data transfer between its data centers quicker and it will also help people in rural Indiana get faster internet.
Vodafone has launched a new scheme called communities.connected. It aims to let organisations offer their vulnerable customers lower cost internet access, dongle devices, and MiFi devices.
The Safer Internet Day campaign is marking its 18th birthday today. It provides resources for children, parents and carers, teachers and educators and more to make the internet a safer place.
Ofcom has outlined new plans which will make switching broadband providers seamless. It's consulting on the plans right now and hopes to be enforcing the new rules by December 2022.
The Internet Security Research Group has begun a project to rewrite httpd components in Rust to address memory safety issues that currently affect httpd. A new TLS module will be made first.
Alphabet's Loon company will be winding up in the coming months after the firm failed to become commercially viable. Alphabet will share what it learned from Loon and continue to use some of the tech.