5 Sad Facts About America's Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some prettypretty depressing statistics about… » 3/31/15 6:00pm Tuesday 6:00pm

See How Fast Your State's Broadband Is With This Interactive Map

When we last checked in on the State Of The Internet in these United States, things weren't looking so pretty: the average speed was a painful 4.8Mbps, well below the global average. Well, according to this neat graph, things are looking up. » 3/24/15 10:00pm 3/24/15 10:00pm

This New "Pure" Laser Makes Fiber Optic Networks 20x Better

Whether you're a huge geek or a total luddite, you've got to be excited when scientists invent a new kind of laser, especially one that stands to replace the one we've been using for fiber optic communications for the last 40 years. A team of CalTech researchers did just that. Be excited. » 2/20/14 12:20pm 2/20/14 12:20pm

The City with the Fastest Internet in the US Is...Olympia, Washington

I've never actually been but I hear the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. Apparently, there's some really fast internet there too. An FCC report says that Olympia beats every US city in download speed at 21Mbps. That's nearly double second place. » 5/26/11 1:20pm 5/26/11 1:20pm