Cell-Phone Data Might Help Predict Ebola’s Spread

A West African mobile carrier has given researchers access to data gleaned from cell phones in Senegal, providing a window into regional population movements that could help predict the spread of Ebola. The current outbreak is so far known to have killed at least 1,350 people, mainly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The model […]

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US telecoms giants call on FCC to block cities’ expansion of high-speed internet

  The US telecoms industry called on the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to block two cities’ plans to expand high-speed internet services to their residents. USTelecom, which represents telecoms giants Verizon, AT&T and others, wants the FCC to block expansion of two popular municipally owned high-speed internet networks, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the […]

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High-Tech Infrastructure Big Telecom Refuses to Use

One of the arguments Internet service providers like Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Comcast make against net neutrality is that building up broadband infrastructure is too costly to keep an open web. But guess what: Your city may already be wired for high-speed fiber — you’re just not allowed to use it.   Hundreds of cities across the […]

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