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California Senator introduces most restrictive Net Neutrality legislation yet

Recently this week, State Senator Scott Wiener (a Democrat from San Francisco) has proposed a legislation (designated as Bill 822) that would basically implement Obama era net neutrality regulations (since repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump’s administrat

Project Fi’s international data now covers 170 countries

Google has recently announced that its Project Fi wireless service is now providing data coverage in no less than 170 countries across the planet. That new number is 35 more than the previous 135, with new nations such as Belize, Monaco, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar now enjoying international data.

Google’s YouTube Go to expand to more than 130 countries

As indicated in a blog post published earlier this week, Google is looking to further expand YouTube Go, the data light version of its YouTube service, to over 130 mobile markets across the globe. Previously, the feature was only made available to 15 countries around the world, but soon it will be enjoyed by over a hundred more in the next few weeks.

Child Advocacy Group: Facebook Should Discontinue Messenger Kids

For the longest time, the biggest social media platform in the world was not that keen into allowing kids under 13 years of age use its service. But around a month ago, Facebook had launched a new mobile app called Messenger Kids, and as its name suggests, this app lets children get in touch with other Messenger users who are approved by the kids’ parents.

New York Becomes Second State to Implement Net Neutrality

This week, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the state of New York, signed an executive order (read the full contents here) that mandates every state agency in the Empire State from now on to only do business with web service providers that abide by net neutrality regulations.

Introducing the AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender

AT&T is unveiling a new offering that subscribers might want to get if they want to improve their overall Wi-Fi experience at home. Meet the AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender, which can make Wi-Fi signals more reliable and more steady through the use of mesh technology. The product is made available only online, and is priced at $35.

Montana Becomes First State to Enforce Net Neutrality

More than a month ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had voted 3-2 in order to repeal the net neutrality rules the agency had established around a couple of years ago.

5G Technology: What Can We Look Forward To

During the recently concluded Mobile World Congress held in the city of Barcelona in Spain, there was much talk about 5G technology and how it might shape up the mobile world in the years to come. The generation of wireless tech next to today’s 4G is said to be a hundred times faster, and even better than what Google Fiber delivers via a physical connection to homes. But a concept of an ultra fast network may still sound like a vague idea to some, so let us go through some scenarios.


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New York Launches Investigation into Major Internet Providers

For a very long time, it has been something of a given in the United States that the download and upload speeds your internet service provider advertises to you are very far off from the actual speeds you experience while using the internet. The myriad reasons - or excuses, rather - range from limited bandwidth to accusations of a troubled computer to microwaves blocking wireless communications. Whatever the reason, the speeds promised are often cut in half if not more. And customers have lived with it because, in many cases, there is only the illusion of choice.

Huawei Breaks Ground on Guinea's First High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network

Deep in the heart of a remote area of the West African nation of Guinea, engineers and officials from China's telecommunications giant Huawei gather to break ground on the nation's very first fiber-optic cable. When the project is completed in 2017, millions of people in Guinea will be able to benefit from high-speed and low-cost access to the Internet.