Superfast fiber internet—promising download speeds of a 1000 megabits per second—is a tantalizing but far-off prospect for many people, and even those who live in major cities often can’t access it. It’s exciting, then, when news comes along that a big internet service provider will expand its fiber access.
Everybody wants faster internet. Instead of investing in better technology like fiber, however, providers like Comcast seem intent on trying to squeeze more out of their aging cable networks—and charging customers higher and higher fees for marginally better speeds. The latest example of this irksome trend comes from…
Insulting news, residents of Chattanooga! Comcast will soon offer its 2 Gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to some 200,000 customers in the area. Why insulting? Because just a few years ago Comcast sued Chattanooga’s utility board for building a fiber network, forcing residents to use its own super slow…
Move over, Google Fiber. There's (maybe) a new gigabit internet game in town, and it's (maybe) coming to 100 cities and municipalities by way through AT&T, at some point in the future. Maybe.
Fast internet is fast. Google Fiber's gigabit connections? That's like driving a sports car compared to the go-cart-speed connection that's probably in your house. But new technology from IBM opens the door for connections that are beyond fast. Comparatively, it's like flying a fighter jet.
Fiber internet is great no matter who's laying it down. Gigabit connection speeds? Hell yes. But if you thought that was fast, researchers in the UK have something better that will not only blow your hair back, but blow it right off: a 1.4 terabit connection, and all with commercial-grade hardware.