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IoT in the enterprise up three-fold, study finds

IoT deployment in the enterprise has increased 333% since 2012, according to research from an Internet of Things company.


Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah.

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Network security needs big data

As the inadequacies of perimeter-centric defenses become clearer, the zero-trust model grows more appealing. As for ZTM, it will need big data to succeed.

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Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

China has started blocking U.S. content delivery network EdgeCast Networks.

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet.

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Extreme extends SDN products, partners

Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month.

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FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices.

Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

Cisco, Comcast, Yahoo and others formed the Streaming Video Alliance.

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

The company dropped its cluster design for a network fabric with smaller server pods.

Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

Strict rules backed by Obama would hurt network equipment sales, Cisco's Chambers says.

Fujitsu brews up cloud platform to test IoT ideas

The development platform is aimed at speeding up the trial phase for Internet of Things businesses.

How Amazon’s cloud solved the “perfect storm” in networking

AWS saw a big problem on the horizon in its cloud: Networking. So they took an audacious step to fix it. AWS Distinguished engineer James Hamilton gives a look inside AWS’s cloud.

Chip makers hope to give IoT a push with power-efficient components

A new generation of components promise to improve battery life of devices next year.

No, you can't seize country TLDs, US court rules

A U.S. court has quashed an attempt to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains as part of a lawsuit against those countries' governments.

Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture broadens product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

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AT&T delays fiber optic plans pending net neutrality debate

AT&T plans to delay its ambitious fiber optic cable investments in 100 cities until U.S. regulators define the rules for net neutrality.

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