Posts Tagged: ‘bandwidth’

This article demonstrates that a technology known as white space internet may soon arrive in the real world: Extending WiFi to one mile, thanks to empty TV channels Guerra is part of a Rice team led by professors Edward Knightly, Robert Stein, Lin Zhong, and William Reed that last year won a $1.8 million grant […]

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With Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Canada and the United States planning to impose monthly bandwidth caps on us, and with extra fees being planned for people who exceed those caps (e.g. $1 per gigabyte), it brings up a great question – how much does it really cost to provide Internet access? We can get […]

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We took our first look yesterday: Today’s uproar – Draconian Internet Bandwidth Caps in Canada Today there is this graphic which shows just how ridiculous Canadian Internet prices have become: A New, Cheap Alternative to the Internet in Canada The idea: Go buy a fast, expensive SSD Hard Disk. Put 160 GB of data onto […]

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Last week, our friends in Canada were treated to draconian Internet bandwidth caps by many Canadian ISPs. Basically, if you live in Canada, your ISP can now track your bandwidth usage and, above 25 GB per month, charge you for the overage. The average rate charged is $2 per gigabyte once you go over the […]

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Cell phone provider AT&T has a problem: The owners of Apple’s popular iPhone use lots of data. Some of them use more than lots. As a result, its network has been known to run slowly, especially in places where there are many iPhone owners. Yesterday, AT&T held an investor conference in New York.

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The Radio Data System, or RDS, allows your radio to display information like song titles and radio station call signs. Find out how the RDS works in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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BitTorrent is a file-distribution method that allows you to download large files without using up tons of bandwidth. Learn more about this popular protocol in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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In general, most water, gas and electrical utilities all send representatives out to your home to see how much you’ve used, so that you can be billed correctly. Use more and you pay more. Use less, and, well, you get the picture. Broadband Internet isn’t like that, though. You pay a flat fee and you get all-you-can-eat information.

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Packets are tiny pieces of digital information that move across networks. In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, the Techstuff guys discuss the controversial phenomenon of packet “sniffing” by Internet Service Providers.

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