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.
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.
Intel debuted the first real-world application of its Light Peak fiber-optic technology at this year's European research showcase in Brussels, Belgium. T
The powerful chipmaker hopes its Light Peak project will bring fiber optic speeds to ordinary computer users, and USB is the logical path to get there.
This story was updated to correct a statement about the time needed to transfer 500MB over USB 2.0 in NEC's demonstration. The time was 39 seconds.
Investors squawked a few years ago when Verizon said it would spend billions to take fiber to the doorstep. Now they're cheering.
Floating, color-changey jellyfish!
They distribute data and can separate cells from one other. But can they adequately light a room? Photos: Fiber optics lighting the way
The technology that can carry phone calls can also tell oil companies if a pipeline is about to leak.
A three-university project builds a prototype chip that communicates directly with fast fiber-optic links. Commercially viable versions are on the way.