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 …

More internet investment needed to sustain Africa’s economic growth

LONDON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ There remains considerable activity and investment in Africa’s national and international broadband infrastructure. Many countries have a range of government programs in place aimed at increasing bandwidth availability, and at extending networks deeper into non-urban areas. Submarine cables now provide 20-times more international bandwidth than was the case in 2010: …

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 …

Ukraine is in turmoil, but it’s still online. Here’s why

After months of domestic unrest, Ukraine now has Russian troops and a potential international crisis brewing in Crimea. On Friday, reports surfaced that Ukrtelecom, the country’s largest telecom provider, had suffered a major outage in Crimea — with UPI reporting the company alleged phone and Internet services were almost entirely down in the region after …