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Google building fiber networks in Africa through Project Link

Google has kicked off a project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in parts of the world that lack fast broadband connections, starting with the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

LTE-Advanced tests in Europe push wireless speeds

Several European wireless operators have begun testing LTE-Advanced, which will offer speeds greater tahn 200Mbps.

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Facebook tests switch specs for Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption (most of the time)

The future of the Web is encryption, though there are still some technical details to work out.

BitTorrent Sync hits 1 million users as it aims to decentralize cloud services

The company also announced some new features: faster sync and an updated iOS app.

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Spike in traffic with TCP source port zero has some researchers worried

A significant increase this weekend in TCP traffic with source port zero detected could be part of reconnaissance efforts in preparation for more serious attacks, according to security researchers from Cisco Systems.

Africa to lead the world in international bandwidth demand

Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, including Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda, according to the World Bank.

Cable modems prep for 10-Gbit connections with new specs

CableLabs releases the specs for DOCSIS 3.1, which in theory will allow for 10 Gbps downloads to your home.

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Tom Wheeler confirmed as new chief of US FCC

The U.S. Senate confirmed Tuesday the nomination of a new chairman to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

FCC lays down spectrum rules for national first-responder network

The national network, which will operate in the prized 700MHz band, is intended to replace a patchwork of systems used by about 60,000 public safety agencies around the country.