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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.

Cheaper equipment to give fast copper broadband a boost

Vendors are working on products to lower the cost of building copper-based broadband with bandwidth up to 100M bps.

Sharing with strangers: Fon wants to be the Zipcar of Wi-Fi

Add your Wi-Fi signal to the list of things you can share with the world for a price.

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Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

5G will have to do more than just speed up your phone, Ericsson says

A 5G mobile standard isn’t in formal development yet and isn’t likely to be in commercial networks until 2020, according to an industry executive. However, 5G should deliver 10 times the speed of 4G.