Internet

Broadband
Broadband

A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.
Karl Bode
4 days ago
net neutrality
net neutrality

California’s Net Neutrality Bill Is Back from the Dead, with the Help of Its Biggest Detractor

State assembly member Miguel Santiago helped gut the bill last time, but this time he’s a cosponsor.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.18
big telecom
big telecom

Study Shows How Bad Most of the Country Is Getting Ripped Off By Their ISPs

Most Americans pay roughly the same price for their internet connection, even if their service is painfully slow.
Karl Bode
8.7.18
Internet History
Internet History

These 'Ghost Characters' Don't Mean Anything But You Can Type Them Anyway

Forty years ago, a handful of fake Japanese characters ended up in Unicode by mistake.
Paul McCann
8.2.18
digital divide
digital divide

School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead

But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.18
big telecom
big telecom

Why New York Kicked the Country's Second-Biggest Cable Company Out of the State

New York State regulators say they are fed up by Charter Spectrum Cable's empty promises, poor service, and misleading claims.
Karl Bode
7.31.18
climate change
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Key Internet Infrastructure Within 15 Years

NYC, Miami, and Seattle are among the metropolitan regions most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage due to climate change.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
mueller investigation
mueller investigation

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers, Including 'Guccifer 2.0,' For Hacking Democrats

The 'lone Romanian hacker' who broke into the DNC was actually a team of Russian intelligence officers funded by Bitcoin, the indictment says.
Jason Koebler
Matthew Gault
7.13.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Why Bury Broadband Fiber When You Can Just Glue It to the Road?

TRAXyL, a DC-based startup, hopes their patented resin will provide more options for building affordable internet infrastructure.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.18
Internet
Internet

This Text-Only Web Browser Can Play Videos and Everything Else on the Modern Internet

Browsh is a text-only browser that renders images and video in real-time using gridded color blocks.
Jason Koebler
7.11.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program

The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
Choose Your Own Algorithm
Choose Your Own Algorithm

How to Fix the Internet After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The fiasco over third party apps and the Facebook user data that got Trump elected is almost beside the point for researcher Hossein Derakhshan.
Motherboard Italia
6.26.18