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Netflix on iPad

Now you can stream Netflix at 35,000 feet—and for free

Netflix said Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Virgin to allow passengers to stream Netflix content on connected tablets and other devices.

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It's official: North America is out of new IPv4 addresses

North America has finally run out of new addresses based on IPv4, the numbering system that got the Internet where it is today but is running out of space for the coming era of networking.

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OVH's SOHO router aggregates and encrypts four DSL connections

OVH's OverTheBox is a SOHO router designed to deliver faster, more reliable Internet access in areas where fiber is unavailable or unaffordable.


Researchers discover many more Cisco routers infected with malicious firmware

Attackers have installed malicious firmware on nearly 200 Cisco routers used by businesses from over 30 countries.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking due to hard-coded admin credentials

Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

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Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

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Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa links

Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Product improvements made possible by new chipsets will make it easier for operators to upgrade their broadband networks.

PCWorld News

FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

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FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

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Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

The agency will decide on conditions that could prevent AT&T and Verizon from bidding on some spectrum in a 2016 auction

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Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

The incoming chief could bring in more than $16 million in his first year

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Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

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AT&T adds an activation fee for new Next subscribers

A new $15 fee will apply to AT&T's contract-free plans on August 1, and on-contract activations are getting pricier as well.