About a third of U.S. households lack broadband internet. 5G may change that

A new report that addresses the topic of broadband internet access in the United States features a startling statistic: Almost a third of U.S. households do not have access to a broadband internet connection. The report was published by market research company The NPD Group. According to a press release published by The NPD Group on Thursday, […]

Internet advertising to grow at slowest rate since 2001 dotcom bust

 Internet advertising is forecast to grow by 10% globally next year. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo The internet is about to lose its mantle as the fastest-growing sector of the global advertising market for the first time in two decades, as brands seeking risk-free space to spend their ad budgets turn to traditional media such as […]

How Can I Tell If My Internet Provider Is Throttling (Slowing) My Connection Speed?

There is a movement for Slow Food (as opposed to fast food or just not savoring your meal) and Slow Travel is proving popular. Some things are best taken slow. But no one likes slower internet, especially if you are paying for high-speed, broadband internet service. An internet speed test website is seen on a […]

Malicious IP attack interrupts internet service in San Bruno for several hours

A malicious internet attack on San Bruno’s municipal cable company led to disruptions in internet and telephone service around the city Saturday, officials said. The outages affected “significant portions of the city’s network,” a recorded message on the San Bruno Municipal Cable TV company’s phone line said, and are “the result of a malicious internet […]

Australia’s Internet Is Worse Than Kazakstan’s, New Survey Shows

It’s no secret that home internet in Australia can kind of suck at one time or another. There’s nothing worse than watching that episode of Game of Thrones and having it buffer at the crucial time. But before you call your service provider and give them a piece of your mind, it’s worth noting that our Internet […]

Internet Spreads Hate Speech Like Wildfire, Says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that hatred speech has been spreading like wildfire through the Internet, saying attention should be given to “physical aggressions” as the recent attacks against the Jewish, Christian or Muslim centres. “This situation requires a huge investment, an investment in social cohesion and investment in diversity to make people […]

UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator

The UK government is taking a hard line when it comes to online safety, appointing what it claims is the world’s first independent regulator to keep social media companies in check. Companies that fail to live up to requirements will face huge fines, with senior directors who are proven to have been negligent of their […]

Amazon plans to launch thousands of internet satellites

Amazon wants to launch thousands of low Earth orbit satellites to offer internet connection across the planet. With Project Kuiper, it aims to deploy 3,236 satellites to cover areas where about 95 percent of the global population live. Details otherwise are scant so far, including the estimated timeline for bringing the network online or how much […]

Is Russia Going to War Against the Internet?

Last month, Russia’s influential Vedomosti newspaper reported that Google has begun complying with a 2017 Russian law requiring search engines to block websites labeled as “extremist” from showing up in its search results. The tech giant had been battling it out with the Russian government for some time, but it seems that, after numerous fines and official threats of […]