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Federal government spending $500M to expand high-speed Internet to remote communities

Source:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/broadband-internet-access-rural-1.3898358   Deadline for applications to secure project funding is March 13, 2017 The federal government is spending $500 million to provide basic “backbone networks” to some rural communities and to upgrade existing networks in others. (Denis Rozhnovsky/Shutterstock) The…

Cloud traffic to jump 262% by 2020, according to Cisco Global Cloud Index

  Source:  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/cloud-traffic-to-jump-262-by-2020-according-to-cisco-global-cloud-index/ Cloud data center traffic will rise astronomically, from 3.9 ZB in 2015 to 14.1 ZB by 2020, representing 92% of all data center traffic, according to a new Cisco report. By Teena Maddox | November 10, 2016,…

Telecoms, consumer advocates face off over Internet data pricing and date usage caps

Source http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/telecoms-consumer-advocates-face-off-over-internet-data-pricing-and-date-usage-caps?__lsa=c58d-2f30 Emily Jackson | October 31, 2016 11:56 AM ET More from Emily Jackson J. Emilio Flores/The New York TimesCanadians are paying more for their communications services in a trend driven by increased spending on wireless and Internet packages…

Power lines for multi-gigabit, wireless broadband

Source: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/atts-airgig-uses-power-lines-for-multi-gigabit-wireless-broadband/ AT&T’s AirGig uses power lines for multi-gigabit, wireless broadband Wireless signals travel along—but not through—standard power lines. JON BRODKIN – 9/21/2016, 3:44 PM Enlarge / An antenna used by AT&T’s Project AirGig. AT&T is developing wireless technology that…