1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan on October 1

Near-instantaneous porn downloads will soon be possible in Japan thanks to a speedy new, widely available, fiber-optic service from ISP KDDI. The service will offer upload and download speeds (each way) of up to one gigabit per second. The service goes online October 1 for single family homes and low-rise apartment… » 9/28/08 11:30am 9/28/08 11:30am

Cows, Farmer's Daughters Get $267 Million Broadband Boost

If your Internet surfing gets cut constantly because a cow kicked over a lantern and burned down the barn or worse-because you use DSL, help could be on the way. Denver-based Open Range Communications is hoping to eliminate rural DSL Internet surfing with a substantial $267 million loan it received from the Department… » 3/30/08 12:00pm 3/30/08 12:00pm

Verizon Launches 20/20 Symmetrical FiOS Service

Heeding to the usage patterns of BitTorrent users Flickr junkies everywhere, or at least in NY, NJ and Connecticut for the time being, Verizon's rolling out symmetrical FiOS service—20Mbps up and downstream. Available today in those locales and soon in the 13 other states where FiOS is available, the monthly fee will… » 10/23/07 3:11pm 10/23/07 3:11pm