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fiber-optic

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Fiber-optic cables could be the key to NSA snooping

The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.

By November 26, 2013

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SnapJet lets you print your smartphone snaps as Polaroids

A new device seeking funding on Kickstarter uses Polaroid technology to let you wirelessly print photos from your smartphone.

By November 23, 2014

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FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.

By November 17, 2014

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FCC seeks more info on AT&T's plan to 'pause' fiber rollout

The plan was aired in response to President Obama's request to the Federal Communications Commission for tougher broadband regulations. Now the FCC wants details.

By November 14, 2014

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AT&T chief says Net neutrality qualms could crimp fiber plans

CEO Randall Stephenson weighs in on President Obama's call for tighter rules on broadband providers. He also talks up AT&T's big bet on Mexico.

By November 12, 2014

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Key to crazy-fast computers: Doped-up glass?

The Internet moves at light speed, but your computer doesn't. Not yet, at least. Doping up some glass to act like fiber optics could change that.

By November 7, 2014

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By October 21, 2014

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Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology

Google is seeking permission to test a high-speed Internet service that could be in your home before Fiber.

By October 16, 2014

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Verizon TV without FiOS? It's coming and will have Viacom shows

Verizon pins down rights for content from the parent of MTV and Comedy Central, after its CEO said the company plans to launch a wireless TV service next year.

By October 1, 2014