Google has indicated it wants to expand its Google-Fiber network to 9 additional cities, including San Antonio. TPR's live call-in show "The Source" tackled the topic of our broadband landscape's big changes. Along with Google Fiber, the FCC and Comcast's merger are all reshaping what we know.
The difference between a fiber connection and what San Antonio has now is substantial.
Google Fiber has selected San Antonio as one of nine metro areas to potentially receive its super fast internet connection.
With the ability to download 1 gigabyte per second, it’s already 100 times faster than what’s available for most homes in San Antonio. Google and the city announced that plans to bring Google Fiber to the Alamo city are in motion.
“It’ll mean faster internet speeds and also competition that will create lower rates so access is more affordable," said Mayor Julián Castro. "That’s good for business, it’s good for education.”
A proposed $45 billion buyout of Time-Warner Cable would add more than 11 million internet subscribers and nearly the same number of cable subscribers to what was already the largest U.S. provider of both -- Comcast.
Big mega-deals are fairly commonplace in today's world, media consolidation has been rapidly occurring since deregulation in the mid nineties, so why is this any different?
Fronteras: Long-awaited rail connection linking large Mexican ports in Sinaloa and Michoacan to Texas will break ground in 2015. Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is under a court order to prevent racial profiling. By some measures, Mexico might have some of the fastest Internet speeds in Latin America, but for Tijuana's ambitious tech entrepreneurs and aspiring professional gamers, it's still painfully slow.
The United States internet service providers are charging more money for less broadband access according to a report from the New America Foundation. Can the country continue to foster innovation as the country falls behind in access?
In never-before-seen footage on the streets of North Korea and in the secretive prison camps, a new Frontline documentary airing tomorrow night takes viewers inside the most clandestine country in the world. What is it like living under the volatile and mysterious Kim Jong-Un?
On Monday, the largest tech companies in the world, including Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, began a campaign to influence lawmakers to curb the government's power to snoop. On their new website, they lay out five principles they would like to see in the reforms from transparency and oversight to codified limitations to compel service providers to provide user data.
Over the next few months, the way we navigate the Internet will change. While dot-coms will not be eliminated, webhosters will be able to choose different domain names that end in other words besides the traditional .net, .edu, or .gov.
For tpr.org. the .org is what’s called a top level domain (TDL). The Internet Corporation for assigned Name and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing to release hundreds of new top level domains that can end in anything.
Scientific American and Popular Science will no longer allow users to comment online saying: "Comments can be bad for science," citing the skewing abilities of a minority on long-established scientific beliefs such as evolution and climate change.