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fiber-optic cable


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


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


Intel shows Light Peak fiber-optic technology in action

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

By May 4, 2010


Will Intel and USB make fiber optics mainstream?

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.

By September 28, 2009


Verizon's fiber-optic payoff

Investors squawked a few years ago when Verizon said it would spend billions to take fiber to the doorstep. Now they're cheering.

By June 21, 2007


Will fiber optics replace the lightbulb?

They distribute data and can separate cells from one other. But can they adequately light a room? Photos: Fiber optics lighting the way

By August 31, 2006


Alien hunters check mystery star for signs of E.T. or 'freaky' nature

Last week news broke of something strange orbiting a distant star, raising the remote possibility of an alien civilization. CNET's Eric Mack spoke with the SETI Institute to see how the search is going.

By October 23, 2015


Chasing the Silicon Valley dream is harder than you'd think

The CNET News team ventured out this summer to see how the world's innovation hot spots compared with the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we learned during Road Trip 2015.

By September 27, 2015


How blazing Internet speeds helped Chattanooga shed its smokestack past

For Road Trip 2015, CNET looks at how one Southern city's embrace of superfast Internet turned it into a magnet for tech entrepreneurs.

By August 20, 2015


AT&T agrees to stricter Net neutrality rules to get its DirecTV deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.

By July 21, 2015