Comcast, AT&T launching faster Xfinity Gigabit internet service

Comcast and AT&T are now promising gigabit-speed broadband service to much of Bloomington, but the way each internet service provider do so will be very different. The Wednesday night news of Comcast’s statewide Xfinity Gigabit service came just hours before AT&T announced its Internet 1000 launch in Bloomington and other Indiana markets. While both companies …

Denver to benefit from 1Gb high-speed Google Fiber

A high-speed internet provider owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google Fiber unit is making Denver its first new market since being bought by the search giant. San Francisco-based Webpass will debut its $60-per-month, 1 gigabit-per-second internet service at the 31-story Larimer Place condo tower at 16th and Larimer streets in coming weeks. It plans to expand …

New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable to Connect Africa

A new submarine fiber optic broadband cable project, led by Angola, is set to provide a flood of international Internet bandwidth to countries on the west coast of Africa, including South Africa, when it goes live in mid-2018. The South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs), coupled with the already-under-construction Monet cable – which will link São …

SA lagging on broadband and digital broadcast migration says Vodacom

A lack of readily available radio frequency spectrum is holding South Africa’s national broadband hopes at ransom, say Vodacom in an interview with Fin24.   Particularly, the South African government has been lagging behind in implementing its digital broadcast migration project – opening the pathways to faster frequencies like 4G. “Government only started distributing a …

WEF Africa Summit: Africa needs more investment on broadband footprint

WEF Africa Summit is took place the past week in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, under the theme: “Connecting Africa’s Resources Through Digital Transformation”. Improved broadband coverage, availability and access to energy are at the centre of Africa’s move towards the 4th Industrial revolution.     Electricity challenges are weighing on the continent’s outlook in the technology …

Mali lags behind as African internet speeds rise

  By Laura Angela Bagnetto, Throughout Bamako, Mali, internet office spaces sit idle. Customers can plug in their computers, make phone calls, and take advantage of the solar-powered electricity that’s not subject to blackouts, a common occurrence in the capital. The one thing they can’t do, however, is check their email. When making comparisons to …

UNESCO CONNECTing the Dots conference adopts an outcome document

  The UNESCO facilitated and international multistakeholder conference under the theme CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues.   The objective of the conference was to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues as part of UNESCO’s response in …

Guinea-Bissau’s ccTLD starts working

  The top-level domain(.GW) of Guinea-Bissau is already working, the National Regulatory Authority (ARN) , responsible for the telecommunications sector in the country, said Wednesday in Bissau.   The process was launched with the support of DNS.pt association, responsible for Portugal’s top-level domain Portugal (.PT) and which works in this area with other African countries …