Would a 1 Gbps Internet Connection Stop You From Saying Comcastic?

Comcast is such a tease. The cable internet provider set up an 11-mile gigabit network that can download 23 episodes of 30 Rock in less than two minutes. Exciting? You betcha. Coming soon to your home? Probably not. » 6/17/11 1:18am 6/17/11 1:18am

Verizon FiOS Hits Near-Gigabit Internet Mark

Verizon has announced that it reached almost 1 gigabit download speeds during a recent FiOS trial. A subscriber was able to attain throughput of 925 Mbps with currently deployed equipment—barely shy of a gigabit, but still really fast. » 8/16/10 12:20pm 8/16/10 12:20pm

Cities Go Gaga for Google Fiber

No one knows exactly how much Google plans to invest in its ISP business, but its reputation as cash giant alone has cities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Sarasota, Florida battling to become the search giant's new test market. » 3/11/10 3:20pm 3/11/10 3:20pm

Building a Gigabit Fiber Network Is Real Hard, Even for Google

The WSJ delves into the trials and tribulations of trying to build a gigabit fiber network out to even the 50,000 homes at the low ends of Google's goals for their trial network. It could cost up to $1 billion, and Google's already mentioning to people it's asking for help, like Case Western Reserve University's Lev… » 3/09/10 9:20am 3/09/10 9:20am

Google Wants to Test Gigabit Fiber Internet For Up To 500,000 People

Since Google wants to control all forms of communication, the logical next step is being not just what you do on the internet, but how you access the internet as well. To do that, they'll deploy 1Gbps fiber to you. » 2/10/10 11:37am 2/10/10 11:37am

We Should Have 1Gbps Wi-Fi by 2012

The IEEE has begun voting on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard recently. And while things aren't even in the drafting phrase yet, this means that we should see the new standard—and the theoretical 1Gbps speeds it brings—by December 2012. » 12/07/09 7:19pm 12/07/09 7:19pm

Attention Portuguese People: You're About to Get the Fastest Broadband…

Portuguese ISP Zon Multimedia will devlier one gigabit of bandwidth to broadband customers come September. One gigabit! So, if you want a truly fast internet connection in 2009, you're better off moving to the Azores than, say, New York City. » 8/10/09 1:40pm 8/10/09 1:40pm

Belkin Powerline HD First to Reach Gigabit Ethernet Speeds

Network-over-powerline solutions have never been bad—their convenience just came at a cost of speed. That's no longer the case with Belkin's Gigabit Powerline HD. » 6/22/09 11:59am 6/22/09 11:59am

Buffalo's Petite LinkStation Mini NAS Has 1TB Storage, a DLNA Server

Fitting a 1TB into a box measuring 5.31 x 3.22 x 1.57 inches isn't all that easy (most NAS boxes we've seen would crush a squirrel easily) but Buffalo seems to have not only accomplished this but shoved in a whole bunch of other features as well. The Mini's got a Gigabit Ethernet port, support for RAID 0 and 1, Active… » 4/08/08 11:41am 4/08/08 11:41am

LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Streams Media, Acts As iTunes Music Server

Not only is this LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini capable of streaming fast video over its Gigabit Ethernet to a UPnP media player, it's got file backup, file synchronization, and iTunes server capabilities. It's an update to the Ethernet Disk Mini from two years ago, but offers 500GB of storage plus all those networking… » 9/26/07 6:30pm 9/26/07 6:30pm

Iomega StorCenter 1TB w/RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, UPnP, and USB Expansion

Iomega's StorCenter NAS devices are shipping in sizes from 500GB to 1TB with 7200 RPM SATA-II drives. The 1GB uses two drives, so can work in RAID 0, 1, or JBOD (one large drive). Each has Gigabit, but no WiFi, and has Active directory support and UPnP server ability. Interestingly, you can tether drives to this one… » 7/31/07 5:05pm 7/31/07 5:05pm

Netgear's Storage Central Turbo Is Finally Shipping

We heralded its coming at CES; now we can rejoice that Netgear's faster and thus aptly named Storage Central Turbo is now hitting stores. It lists for $200, but you have to supply your own pair of 3.5" drives. The combination of gigabit Ethernet networking and SATA disk support makes it speedier. Do you want to see… » 7/09/07 9:17am 7/09/07 9:17am

Hammer Storage's 2TB Network Drives Are Big Like a Large Object

This Hammer (don't...) Storage myshare NAS seems to be one of the few home and small business units to offer up to 2TB of storage. The unit itself takes 2 hard disks to form anywhere between 320GB and 2TB of storage, with an extra USB expansion port in the back for printers or even more space. Best of all, the NAS has… » 3/22/07 5:01pm 3/22/07 5:01pm

Toshiba Gigabeat U: Is This the Zune Nano? [redux]

If Microsoft is contemplating bringing out a Nano (the Nune? The Zazo?) follow-up to their repackaged Toshiba Gigabeat, this may be it. But then again, it may not. » 3/20/07 6:26am 3/20/07 6:26am

TRENDnet Wants You To Help Design a Gaming Router

TRENDnet, a second-tier player in the router business, wants you to help them design a gaming router. All you have to do is hop over to their site, tell TRENDnet what features are important to you, and they'll never read it take it into consideration when they build their next device. » 3/14/07 7:30pm 3/14/07 7:30pm

Netgear SC101T Storage Central Turbo Goes Gigabit

Netgear's Storage Central has been popular enough with the home and small business market for them to release an updated version. The SC101T now supports SATA drives instead of IDE, has disk mirroring, and finally supports Gigabit Ethernet. About gorram time, we say. » 1/23/07 9:10pm 1/23/07 9:10pm

Linksys WRT350N Gigabit 802.11N MIMO Router

Both a 802.11N wireless router and a gigabit ethernet router, the Linksys WRT350N also has Storage LInk, which lets you add additional storage to your network. Attach any USB 2.0 hard drive to the router and it becomes accessible to the WRT350N's media server so you can access all your files anywhere in the home. It's… » 10/13/06 6:30pm 10/13/06 6:30pm

Klingon Killer's Gaming Network Card Gets The 10,000-Word Review…


If you read just one more sentence in this post, read the next one: This $300 network interface card is powered by a huge fucking "K" that lowers ping, so gamers can track their quarry across the 'net more effectively. » 9/01/06 1:58pm 9/01/06 1:58pm

Way to bury the lead. You forgot to mention the Klingon knife, dude. Jump for the best excerpts…

Belkin Gigabit Ethernet USB 2.0 Adapter

Belkin must be using some sort of voodoo to be able to crank out 1000Mbps from a USB 2.0 bus that taps out at 480Mbps, but that's what they claim the Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter can do. The adapter is designed for people who don't have a gigabit ethernet port in their computer (which is a whole lot of people) but… » 7/24/06 2:59pm 7/24/06 2:59pm

Iomega 1TB Network Attached Storage

This new Iomega Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is more connected than Skynet. With gigabit ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, wireless 802.11G networking, your Desperate Housewives bittorrent downloads are available anywhere you have a connection. » 4/23/06 3:54pm 4/23/06 3:54pm