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Microsoft’s Bid to Connect Rural America: Send Out Internet in between TV Signals

It’s cheaper than many alternatives, but broadcasters aren’t thrilled at the prospect. Google has balloons, Facebook has drones, SpaceX has satellites. But Microsoft has a rather more humble plan to overcome the digital divide and take Internet to the sticks. Bloomberg reports that the company will announce a new initiative Tuesday to beam data into rural communities by inserting it into unused […]

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From teenager to pensioner—the green energy crowdfunders

Boosting the use of renewable energy has long been an ambition in Europe, but some efforts have powered down amid an ever-changing political landscape and dwindling finances. Now, crowdfunding is pulling in a new generation of green investors “I have always been interested in the environment. As a child, I thought ‘what if the world […]

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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. According to […]

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What Happens If Net Neutrality Goes Away?

We’ll likely see new business models and video streaming products from the big ISPs if Trump removes net neutrality rules, and upstart content providers could struggle to compete. The “days are numbered” for the net neutrality rules enacted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under Barack Obama, at least if you take President Trump’s newly […]

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China’s quantum satellite could make data breaches a thing of the past

China recently launched a satellite into orbit with a unique feature: it has the ability to send information securely, not with mathematical encryption but by using the fundamental laws of physics. China will be the first country to achieve this feat, and it marks a milestone in the development of quantum technologies. The next revolution in technology […]

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Where’s your data? It’s not actually in the cloud, it’s sitting in a data centre

Without data centres, today’s world stops. Flights are grounded, Wall Street closes, and the internet grinds to a halt. Yet despite their emergence as nerve centres of the global economy, data centres have drawn almost no attention in debates about globalisation and nor are they often discussed outside of business and IT publications. Even the […]

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East Africa: Empowering Telecom Service Providers in Rural Areas

Tanzania is a vast country, endowed with numerous sights that can easily take your breath away. One person put it in a very simple way, that for one to really understand the size of Tanzania, it simply means that you can easily take Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and put them together, and you still remain […]

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All About Cloud Computing

Businesses rely on solid computer technologies and networking capabilities. The way the world does business is being dictated by changes in technology and communications. One of the most talked about technologies on the horizon is that of Cloud Computing. This is an exciting breakthrough that consists of a pool of shared technological resources. It allows an on-demand […]

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Wireless Data Transmitted Over Active TV Channels

Wireless Data Successfully Transmitted Over Active TV Channels Engineers at Rice University say they’ve successfully transmitted wireless data over active UHF channels without interfering with TV broadcasts. If included in next-generation televisions or smart TV remotes, the technology could significantly increase the reach in urban areas of of so-called “super Wi-Fi” networks, they say. The […]

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The World’s Coming Broadband Divide

Several events last week pointed out how much business success, economic development and even international competition is starting to depend on once unimaginably fast Internet speeds. On Tuesday, Charter Communications announced that it would spend, in two separate deals, a combined $67.1 billion to buy Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable. A big reason […]

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