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New undersea cable will speed US-Japan connection

An undersea cable backed by Google and Asian companies aimed at boosting trans-Pacific broadband was put into service on Thursday, the consortium announced.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Netherlands rolls out world-first nationwide Internet of Things network

South Korean telco SK Telecom recently claimed it was rolling out the world's first nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network, but it looks like the Netherlands has beaten it to the ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Sling TV adds NBC and BBC channels to two new subscription packages

Dish's internet television service Sling TV is offering two new subscription packages for cord cutters. The company announced yesterday that it was splitting its existing $20-a-month ...

14 hours ago from The Verge

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AT&T answers T-Mobile Tuesdays with 'Thanks' customer appreciation program

T-Mobile Tuesdays, the rewards app from the nation’s third largest wireless provider that “thanks” its customers with various freebies each Tuesday, has spawned its first competing ...

16 hours ago from Techspot

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Karma, the shareable hotspot, finally supports private networks

Only a few months after killing unlimited data and rolling out new subscription plans, Karma is now ready to offer its customers a long requested feature: private networks. The company ...

19 hours ago from Engadget

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GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up

GM halves the price on monthly calling plans, just in time for summer and kids streaming more videos en route to the beach. 10GB per month is now $40, not $80.

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Extremetech

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Researchers develop key power-splitting component for terahertz waves

One of the most basic components of any communications network is a power splitter that allows a signal to be sent to multiple users and devices. Researchers from Brown University have now developed ...

Wed 29 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Multi-function antenna fits in laptop hinge

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom have come up with a multi-function laptop antenna that's able to squeeze inside a hinge. The tech packs Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, ...

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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The need for speed—there's still time to fix Australia's NBN

A National Broadband Network (NBN) based on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) was, and still is, the right answer for Australia's broadband needs.

Wed 22 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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How Comcast and Charter are trying to fix their awful customer service

Two biggest cable companies pledge improvements at Senate hearing.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Arstechnica

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