Broadband

Google Pushes Free Universal Broadband

Google has announced a sewerbreaking new broadband project called TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider). TISP offers free high speed broadband to almost anyone in North America who has a modern plumbing system. (Septic Tank equipped homes are not included in the Beta roll out) Like other services provided by Google, TiSP is a self-installed, ad-supported…

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Examining Obama Administration’s Broadband Stimulus

President Barack Obama signed into law the sweeping US Economic Stimulus Bill on 17 February in Denver. One of the most anticipated sections of the Bill for the technology community was Broadband Stimulus. (With the other being Health IT stimulus provisions) The lack of cheap, ubiquitous broadband connectivity throughout the US has been a large stumbling…

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OnDemand Speed Links 21 January 2009

Team Obamas Technology Goals Many of the new Obama administrations technology initatives will directly affect providers and consumers of Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing Technologies. Sun Enters the PAAS Space Victoria Ho; over on ZDNet Asia, covered Matt Thompson’s announcement that Sun intends to become a Platform As A Service Provider. (PAAS) AWS Management…

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US Ranks 15th in Broadband Adoption

One of the factors that has so far hindered wider adoption of Cloud Computing and Software as a Service in the US is a lack of consistent and inexpensive broadband service throughout the entire US. A new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation ranks the US 15th (Yes that’s right 15th) globally for broadband adoption. The US…

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