Rural Areas May Soon Get High-Speed WiFi Over Unused TV Bands

If you live out in the less densely inhabited regions of America, chances are very good that high-speed internet in your area is pretty hard—if not impossible—to come by. That could soon change thanks to a team from Rice University who have hacked currently unused, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) TV spectrum into a… » 9/10/14 3:45pm 9/10/14 3:45pm

Google's Having Some Trouble Filling Up Its Kansas City Fiberhoods

Google Fiber's whopping 1000Mbps Internet connections sure sound sweet, but despite the awesome deals which include free option (after a $300 construction fee), fiber doesn't seem to be having quite the draw you'd expect. That being the case, Google has lowered some of the pre-registration goals. » 9/02/12 2:00pm 9/02/12 2:00pm

FCC: "Broadband" Now Means 4 Mbps Down

The FCC has re-defined the minimum requirements of broadband to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That's a huge jump up from the previous minimum of 200Kbps but is fitting given our video streaming, downloading and cloud living times. As for myself, I could barely live with 4 Mbps down but then the FCC reminds me… » 7/23/10 12:29pm 7/23/10 12:29pm

AT&T Looking for New Ways to Meld iPhone with U-Verse

AT&T is figuring out options for linking U-Verse to the iPhone » 9/16/08 3:30am 9/16/08 3:30am, and plans on eventually introducing services that'll meld the two into an all encompassing home theater system. Features being developed include using the phone as a remote control, listening to voicemail on TV, downloading shows from DVRs onto iPhones…