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ISP News - Internet Provider Headlines for 2010

This is an archive of news on the internet provider industry

  • December 30, 2010 - Facebook Dubbed "Second Internet" -What Google has done in keeping SEO specialists guessing with their ever-changing algorithms based upon web user's histories, Facebook has done in its personification of 2-dimentional online "friends" social graph.
  • November 28, 2010 - Netflix Takes Notice of Consumer Demand for Video Streaming Options - Netflix announced the arrival of its newest option for its customer base -- an extremely affordable plan where movies and television shows can be streamed right through the internet and into our homes. This brilliant move will not only cut its overhead (which means lower prices for us), but it will also make Netflix extremely relevant in today's immediate gratification society.
  • October 11, 2010 - Free Public WiFi Misnomer Exposed - Regular users of WiFi have seen the message pop up near a hot spot many times -- "Free Public WiFi." Free? Well not exactly. It's really the result of a bug in Windows XP that has spread like a virus. Apparently this old version of XP causes a computer to create its own network (which it labels free public wifi) when it can't find its preferred wireless networks. Other nearby computers pick up the new network and connect.
  • September 29, 2010 - YouTube Generation Targeted by Politicians in Upcoming Election - Political candidates are lining up to utilize available internet technology such as YouTube to get the vote out. Obama's election to the White House was, according to experts, due in large part to the relationship he built with Americans through the internet. The GOP is taking notice, with 90% of Republican candidates tapping into YouTube and other technologies.
  • August 30, 2010 - Clearwire 4G Pay-as -You-Go Plan Taps into Huge Prepaid Market - Clearwire's new mobile broadband service, Rover, is sure to create a stir among those of us who need to stay connected while perpetually on the move. The service will be targeted at 18 - 24 year old city-dwellers looking for service without contractual obligations.
  • July 27, 2010 - Intel Provides the Answer to Data-Transfer Limitations of Traditional Copper Wires with Silicon Photonics Technology - With the internet becoming the prominent means of worldwide connection, commerce and communication, data transmission has increased in enormous proportions. Intel hopes that it has come up with the solution to the problem surrounding the limitations of copper wire in its new silicon photonics technology.
  • June 24, 2010 - Smart Computing Technology and Artificial Intelligence Will Displace Some Workers, Generate Many New Jobs For Others - Job ripple continues to impact the global marketplace as the internet grows by leaps and bounds. From companies hiring programmers, computer techs, marketers and writers, to smart technology and artificial intelligence increasing productivity, the potential positive impact is encouraging.
  • May 28, 2010 - Internet Growth Dependent on Addressing IPv6 - Business are dragging their feet investing in the adaption to IPv6, the new protocol which would provide trillions of addresses for internet expansion. This issue has analysts wondering about how businesses will connect to their customers in the future.
  • April 30, 2010 - Cloud Integration Changes the Way Companies Do Business - With innovative applications like Microsoft Office Live, Google Docs, Memeo Connect, OffiSync, and Google Sync for your phone, we wonder what the future of the hard drive and the floppy disk will look like as companies continue to manage their businesses online.
  • March 19, 2010 - Google Poised to Promote Interactive Television - Aimed at consumers, Google is allegedly capitalizing on Android technology in order to streamline the interaction of regular television, internet video streaming, online games, and web sites through your TV screen. This would eliminate having to use your laptop and a VGA cable for internet access.
  • March 11, 2010 - FCC Provides Tool for Consumers to Test Their Internet Connection - Check out www.broadband.gov, a site aimed at consumers to help them compare the real speed vs. the advertised speed of their broadband connection. Actual speeds are estimated to lag approximately 50% behind what some broadband providers advertise. This tool will help consumers make informed decisions in broadband selection.
  • March 4, 2010 - Expanding Entertainment Options on TV Seen as Critical to Growth - As people's affections turn ever-increasingly to the web and away from television, the television industry is working hard to give us what we want -- internet access everywhere, including on our tv screen. Interactive sites like social networking, eBay, gaming, and media processing are all crucial components coming to a television screen near you.
  • February 24, 2010 - White Space Networks Provide Potential Economical Wireless Solution - Wilmington, NC and Hanover County have allied with TV Band Service and Spectrum Bridge to produce an experimental wireless network that will utilize unused television broadcast channels for wireless connectivity. Initial usage is planned for traffic cameras, city park surveillance, and the monitoring of wetland areas. Eventually, cheap internet connectivity could be extended to schools, governments, and medical facilities.
  • February 18, 2010 - Yahoo Communicates Commitment to New Innovations - An alliance was announced in July 2009 between Microsoft and Yahoo to capitalize on anticipated synergy between Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing search engine. Yahoo intends to outsource search queries to Bing in order to focus on developing new innovations in search for its customers.
  • February 16, 2010 - Google to Beta Test Fiber Optic High Speed Network. Google's ultra high speed fiber optic network may soon be coming to your community. Last week, they announced plans to build the fastest fiber optic direct to home network yet. We could soon see speeds of up to one gigabit per minute delivered to home computers. Currently, the top speed is around 50 megabits per minute. Up to 500,000 homes will be part of this initial trial network, which will require the cooperation of select communities in the United States. Google has requested that interested communities partner with them in this historical endeavor, and is accepting requests for information via its website until March 26. Google will make the fiber optic technology available to interested competitors. If this network succeeds, it will revolutionize home internet and broadband speed, as well as the development of software.
  • February 15, 2010 - Skype Service Coming to Verizon 3G - Internet phone communications no longer limited to at home as Skype is soon to release software supporting 3G networks.

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