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.
U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a bill that will require the removal of Huawei and ZTE equipment from mobile networks in the country. The bill also includes funding for low-income families.
Cross-site leaks allow unrelated web applications to share information between each other. Google has now launched a repository to collaborate with researchers and developers to tackle this problem.
Sky Broadband has announced two new FTTP broadband packages that offer download speeds of up to 145Mbps and upload speed of up to 27Mbps. Both offers are available on an 18-month contract.
Starlink, the satellite-based internet service developed by SpaceX, is opening up its beta program to more customers, promising speeds up to 150Mbps. However, it costs nearly $600 upfront.
Since June, Twitter experimented with users, prompting them to read an article before tweeting it out. It announced that this test has succeeded in getting more people to read before they tweet.
After a testing period that lasted nearly two years, Project Natick proves that underwater datacenters are more reliable, easier to deploy, and possibly cheaper than their land-based counterparts.
A team of engineers at the University College London have developed new technologies based on the existing fiber optics network of cables to achieve a record breaking speed of 178Tbps.
A new subsea cable called Grace Hopper has been announced by Google Cloud. The submarine cable is set to link up the US, UK and Spain and is scheduled to launch operations in 2022.
Loon has announced that it has begun providing internet service for customers of Telkom Kenya. This will help those especially who are in rural areas away from cities where it's hard to get connected.
Facebook has commissioned three reports that found it'll generate $200 billion USD economic growth combined from three regions around the world. Its efforts are directed at getting people online.
The search engine is again reachable from India. While the cause for inaccessibility is unclear, many have reasoned that it was due to DNS lookup errors or potential censorship by the government.
France has introduced a new law which will see platforms take down terrorist and child abuse content in just one hour. If firms fail to comply, they could be fined up to 4% of global revenue.
Facebook launched today a new tool called Discover that allows you to browse any website using a daily allowance of free data from participating mobile operators. It's available first in Peru.
Telecoms companies Verizon and Comcast have announced that they are increasing their previously announced commitments made to customers due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak of keeping them connected.
Verizon announced today that it will give consumers and small businesses an extra 15GB of mobile data per month on top of their current plan, plus more offerings, as part of its COVID-19 response.
A paper has looked at the expected effect of internet satellites on telescope astronomy. It said the issue is manageable and that the first and last hours of the night will be impacted most.
Brave web browser now has native support for Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. If you land on a dead page, you'll get an option to load a saved version of the page sourced from the Internet Archive.
Russia has announced the completion of tests it carried out on the Runet, a name it has given its in-development national internet alternative. The tests took place on December 23.
A new survey published by Oxford Internet Institute has revealed that the elderly, the poor, and those with fewer academic qualifications are the least likely to be connected to the internet.
Facebook makes its user data collection more transparent with Study, a market research app available to download in the U.S. and India for now. Participants will be paid as part of the program.
A new report dubbed 'Online Nation' authored by the UK regulator Ofcom, and the Information Commissioner's Office, has found that more people, than last year, are worried about going online.
Reports are pouring in about an alleged malware attack being carried out on the government of Baltimore, Maryland. It is believed that the culprits are using a hacking tool leaked from within the NSA.
Google is said to be conducting a test in which it is displaying product prices and recommendations under specific YouTube videos, with links that bring users to a Google Express page for checkout.
Verizon is reportedly looking to sell micro-blogging site Tumblr as it struggles to improve the finances of its Oath family of media properties, which comprise Yahoo and AOL. No deal is in sight yet.
At its F8 event, Facebook announced new products and features for its platform, the most notable of them being the addition of a new dating section meant to help users find their match on the site.
Twitter is rolling out a new reporting feature that will allow users to flag election tweets that may be deemed misleading. The tool will be available first in India from April 25 and later in EU.
The email contacts of about 1.5 million people who have signed up for Facebook since May 2016 have been uploaded to the site's system with no user consent, the social networking giant has confirmed.