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5 ways to shape Ajit Pai's proposal to actually benefit broadband users via net neutrality

Here's what should have been included in Pai’s arrogant proposal at light-handed regulation that would actually create jobs and give broadband users a better experience.

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Will the end of net neutrality crush the Internet of Things?

The FCC announced its plans to do away with net neutrality rules. What effect will that have on IoT?

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Blockchain poised to disrupt traditional retail operations

Smart contracts and a blockchain-based decentralized database platform could provide direct sales to consumers and reduce prices by 30%.

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7 ways IoT is reshaping the internet

IoT is no longer just the next phase of the Internet—it’s fundamentally reshaping the core characteristics of the internet as we know it.

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History of computers, part 2 — TCP/IP owes a lot to Xerox PUP

An interview with Robert Taylor, former manager of Xerox PARC, shows TCP/IP designs were based a lot on the PARC Universal Packet (PUP) networking protocol suite.

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Decoding DOCSIS 3.1

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 offers a number of benefits for cable providers, telecom operators and consumers alike.

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Private networks still the best option for global companies

Aryaka study finds that SD-WAN performs well over short hops, but private WAN performs far better over the longest distances.

Moving fast and making friends: the power of a tight-knit industry community

Despite the gigantic weight of the industries built on the internet, at its core the internet operates atop a relatively small set of systems. DNS, the entry point to nearly every online application and a key anchor of the internet,...

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Weird IP networks: Internet via birds and ham radios

When disaster strikes and internet access is knocked out, how can you communicate? Ham radios and IP over Avian Carriers are two options.

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2 options for deciding open computing standards—neither is great

The current way open computing standards are decided is broken. Deciding what to replace it with, though, is difficult. There’s no one easy solution.

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When disasters strike, edge computing must kick in

Gathering data for situational awareness should still take place during natural disasters, even if there’s no internet, say scientists. Edge computing must perform the task.

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4G LTE internet is a network-saver

4G LTE internet is an under-utilized asset for your company’s network — and your sanity.

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Network simulation or emulation?

In regard to network testing, the terms emulation and simulation are often used interchangeably. In most cases, either term will generally get the point across, but there’s a big difference between a network emulator and network...

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W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.

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Smartphone users on Wi-Fi drive most website traffic

Smartphones are responsible for significant web traffic growth, and a surprising amount of it is on Wi-Fi, not mobile networks.

What is Dedicated Internet Access?

What is the difference between an inexpensive "shared" Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company?

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History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

Before we had always-available, fast connections to multiple servers, we had dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS). And it wasn’t even that long ago.

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5 reasons why net neutrality is misunderstood

As a piece of regulation, Net Neutrality is governed by the technology itself, its capabilities and architecture. Here are five simple reasons why most people don't quite get it.

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4 steps to planning a migration from IPv4 to IPv6

Waiting to address IPv6 carries a risk of lost communication, revenue and customers.

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Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

The World Wide Web Consortium’s lack of transparency when creating industry standards raises questions.

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