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armyArmy will use lasers to cubesats for 50 times faster communication

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NASA and the US Army have tested 100 megabit per second laser communication with a cubesat. This is 50 times better than 2 megabit per second radio communication to cubesats that are currently used. Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) …

broadbandCandidate for Governor proposes Michigan wide $1.5 billion high speed internet plan

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Candidate for Governor of Michigan proposes $1.5 billion statewide internet connection plan. El-Sayed’s proposal would involve devoting “$1.5 billion to developing broadband networks through public-public partnerships,” even though that number is “probably not enough to connect all of the 250,000 …

broadbandSouth Korea getting 10 Gigabit per second internet and targets 50% 10 Gbps coverage by 2022

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South Korea is starting to commercialize 10-gigabit (Gb) transfer speeds for its online network systems, which is 10 times faster than Giga Internet, the fastest broadband service currently available, the ICT ministry said Sunday. The Ministry of Science and ICT …

broadbandThe fight for true broadband competition in the USA

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New financial disclosures for a November ballot initiative show that a group backed by private internet providers spent just over $900,000 to try and block city-owned broadband service in Fort Collins, Colorado. The big spenders were nonetheless defeated by …

broadbandFCC repeals net neutrality and now FCC will fight several states over it

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday end net neutrality rules, which required service providers to treat all internet traffic equally. Politicians from California, Washington and New York said Thursday they’ll use a mix of legislative action and legal moves to …

broadbandFCC Proposed 10 Mbps wireless download speed is Nigeria’s download speed

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Under a new FCC proposal, any area able to obtain wireless speeds of at least 10 Mbps down, 1 Mbps would be deemed good enough for American consumers. Under the previous FCC, wireless was deemed important, but not yet anywhere …

broadbandFCC wants to lower high speed internet definition and standards

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File a comment with the FCC to let them know that affordable true high speed (1+ Gbps) is needed. The FCC wants to ditch the requirement to provide higher speed internet and try to say that the current slow speeds …

5gTerabit DSL could solve the last mile problem with far less cost

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John Cioffi described Terabit DSL (TDSL). It include carrying 50-600 GHz wireless signals through the tiny spaces between individual twisted pairs or the cables that bundle a hundred of them. “We are shooting for a terabit/second over 100 meters, 100 …

broadbandRussia tests railgun by firing 7200 mph projectiles but the test projectile is 1000 times smaller than US railgun

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A team of Russian scientists has successfully tested the country’s first railgun, which relies on electromagnetic forces rather than explosives or propellant. According to experts at the Institute of High Temperatures’ branch in Shatura, just outside Moscow, the railgun can …

broadbandMRI with nanoscale resolution

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A new NMR microscope gives researchers an improved instrument to study fundamental physical processes. It also offers new possibilities for medical science, for example to better study proteins in Alzheimer patients’ brains. This is a major step forward towards the …