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Alcatel-Lucent gives DSL networks a gigabit boost

Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria have completed the world's first trial of G.fast, new technology enabling gigabit broadband over existing copper networks.

Alcatel-Lucent refocuses on IP networking and ultra broadband

Alcatel-Lucent will refocus on IP networking and ultra-broadband access in mobile and fixed-line networks as it seeks to return to profitability by 2015.

Google's audacious Project Loon wants to spread the Net with high-flying balloons

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane it's... a 3G-spewing Google balloon?!

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How 802.11ac networking boosts the MacBook Air's Wi-Fi performance

The new MacBook Air sports built-in compatibility with the newest draft networking standard, 802.11ac, an upgrade of the current 802.11n.

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Obama pushes for higher speed broadband in schools

U.S. President Barack Obama wants the nation's students to have access to faster broadband in their schools and libraries.

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Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

The next-generation European mobile market is lagging well behind the U.S., according to the GSMA industry organization, which represents worldwide operators and handset manufacturers.

IT weather forecast: Hurricanes with a chance of dead satellites

NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite--the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean--even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.

As Ethernet turns 40, some seek to take it to the cloud

As Ethernet marks its 40th birthday this week, some of those celebrating will also be looking ahead to yet another use for the nearly ubiquitous technology: the cloud.

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40 years ago, Ethernet's fathers were the startup kids

Bob Metcalfe, Dave Boggs and the rest of the scientists at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1973 were a lot like young developers at a Silicon Valley startup today.