bandwidth

 
  • Research suggests Internet could run out of bandwidth in the coming years

    Research suggests Internet could run out of bandwidth in the coming years

    Will the Internet run out of bandwidth? That's the concern expressed by an upcoming study, and it could mean the end of the Internet as we know it. Uselessly slow Web sites (think: YouTube, Hulu), Internet “brownouts” (“please wait: processing request”), and general mayhem could be the norm in just a few years' time. So let's freak out about it. Read More

  • Oh my, Google may be designing its own router

    Oh my, Google may be designing its own router

    Well, isn't this exciting? Because Google's bandwidth needs have exploded it's looking into making its own router. Quick, cue dramatic music Read More

  • AT&T to implement bandwidth caps: Starts at 20GB per month

    AT&T to implement bandwidth caps: Starts at 20GB per month

    Looks like AT&T is on its way to implementing Time Warner-style bandwidth caps. Residents of Reno, Nev. will be the guinea pigs this time around, with AT&T looking to impose a 20GB per month bandwidth limit for its lowest tier of broadband service; bandwidth limits increase as you move up AT&T’s service pyramid. The limit tops out at 150GB per month when using the company’s… Read More

  • Just in time for the G1, T-Mobile removes 1GB bandwidth cap

    Just in time for the G1, T-Mobile removes 1GB bandwidth cap

    T-Mobile has removed the 1GB 3G data cap ahead of the G1‘s launch. People had been freaking out, as they do, the past two days when they read the fine print of T-Mobile’s terms and conditions, realizing that the wireless carrier imposed a “soft” 1GB cap on 3G data. Meaning, that if you downloaded more then 1GB of data—isn’t that a big selling point of the G1… Read More

  • Bandwidth caps don’t concern some video providers

    Bandwidth caps don’t concern some video providers

    So Comcast is implementing a 250GB monthly bandwidth cap starting next month. While some consumers are up in arms about the true meaning of “unlimited” internet access, others have focused on how these caps will affect the innovation of web-based services, particularly video streaming and downloading. Roku, maker of the Netflix-streaming box (reviewed here), isn’t too concerned… Read More

  • Rambus gets silicon up to Terabyte speed

    Rambus gets silicon up to Terabyte speed

    In November of last year, Rambus announced The Terabyte Bandwidth Initiative in which they stated they were going after, well, a terabyte of bandwidth. They have been making progress and recently showed off some working silicon. Rambus is looking to provide the architecture that will be needed for tomorrow’s hungry graphics processors. They plan to achieve the goal by using 32x Data Rate… Read More

  • How quickly will you shoot past Time Warner's 40GB bandwidth cap?

    How quickly will you shoot past Time Warner's 40GB bandwidth cap?

    How quickly would you reach Time Warner’s 40GB data cap? I’d be finished in like a week. No lie. By now you’re probably well aware of Time Warner’s scheme to charge you by the gigabyte. Arrington wrote a piece yesterday on TechCrunch saying how it would destroy innovation—how can YouTube et al. make money if no one has the bandwidth to watch videos, or… Read More

  • [Updated] Google: Verizon not playing fair with newly won bandwidth

    [Updated] Google: Verizon not playing fair with newly won bandwidth

    Google is calling out Verizon to the FCC in regards to the V’s recent win in the 700MHz bandwidth auction. One of the rules the winners have to abide by is the open access portion, stating that the bandwidth the carrier uses would have to be open to any application on any device, not just those supplied by the winner. The Goog thinks that Verizon’s reading of the rule is more along the… Read More

  • Comcast, BitTorrent join forces: No more traffic blocking, still some throttling

    [photopress:comcastwwbt.jpg,full,center] Our cup runneth over! Comcast is now working with BitTorrent, Inc. The two companies struck a deal that will see Comcast stop blocking BitTorrent traffic while simultaneously upgrading its capacity to handle all that bandwidth. The AP reported last fall that Comcast was selectively blocking BitTorrent [upload] traffic; the FCC later discovered the same… Read More

  • Unity Trans-Pacific fiber optic cable to vastly increases bandwidth capacity

    [photopress:fiberunity.jpg,full,right] I can’t stand the name—Unity—but I recognize its worth. Kinda. Six international companies have signed up to create a new Trans-Pacific Internet fiber optic cable that may (the numbers aren’t finalized yet) increase the bandwidth capacity by 7.68 Terabits/s. The companies, of which Google is most recognizable ’round these parts… Read More