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SDN, virtualization and 100G allow multi tenant partitioning.

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

The company's new consumer brand is designed for low price and easy setup and management.


Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

Broadband providers say M-Lab study can't pinpoint the exact causes, however.

Exposing the source: 15 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible

The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a number of examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light

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255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

Multi-strand technology may herald a speedy new world.

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically.

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Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

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Transparency report card: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower.

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Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups.

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say.

ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT.

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Free and cheap ways to learn about network administration

These nine self-taught labs give you hands-on experience with various networking tasks -- and most don't cost anything.

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Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

Full-speed ahead for emerging G.fast WAN standard with UNH-IOL testing lab, industry consortium.

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Ethernet is coming to cars

Ethernet will internally connect electronics in the vehicle and externally, the car to the Internet of Things.

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Network maintenance myths busted

Telecom networks need to be refreshed every three-to-five years and end-of-life gear should be replaced immediately. Everybody knows that, right? Curvature, a provider of vendor-agnostic, hybrid IT services, questions those...

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes.

Envious of fiber broadband? Help is on the way for copper users

Speeds at up to 1Gbps will eventually be possible over copper lines.

HP unveils cloud config manager

HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

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