Archive for the ‘Telecommunication’ Category

China: Research could suffer as internet controls tightened

Chinese internet restrictions, known as the ‘great firewall of China’, have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to overseas research restricted. They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks or VPNs, which circumvent national censorship of the internet – look set to be […]

FCC nominees pressed on E-rate program during Senate hearing

E-rate, the government program to help schools and libraries access the internet, was one of the main topics of Wednesday’s hearing. Ed Scoop

Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Do you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do—right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for “fast […]

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action is unfolding

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The Verge

Net Neutrality Battle

“Net neutrality” is an innocuous term for a concept that’s invoked heated debate both inside and outside academe. The idea that service providers must treat all internet data the same — regardless of who’s using what content, or how — has fierce proponents and critics, with the former championing the free exchange of ideas and […]

Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 terabits per second – publication in Nature Science and Technology Research News

Adobe Reimagines PDF Creation for a Mobile-First World

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the workplace of the future unfolds and digital transformation takes hold both at the office and in our personal lives, smartphones and tablets are increasingly relied upon to get real work done from anywhere – whether digitizing tax documents, capturing receipts to submit an expense report or getting a sales contract […]

Download Report: The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications? Despite wide concern about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years, tying machines to machines and linking people to valuable resources, services and opportunities Pew Research Center: Internet & Technology

Funds for Learning CEO discusses E-rate developments ahead

Schools and libraries must vocalize the importance of E-rate funding to the FCC and their representatives, says John Harrington. Ed Scoop

Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are Failing

LONDON – The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), May 23, 2017 – IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251. At this rate, the Internet of Things may soon be as indispensable […]