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Telecom

Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to start the application ...

Software

Remote sensing facilitates sustainability of Bagan heritage site, Myanmar

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bagan in Myanmar is home to more than 2, 200 structures, including pagodas and temples constructed from the 10th to the 14th centuries.

Internet

Tech vs telecoms: EU ignites debate on 'net neutrality'

Tech and streaming giants suck up vast amounts of bandwidth, so the EU this week revived a long-standing idea to make them pay the telecom firms who maintain the infrastructure.

Engineering

Deployable antenna could provide more powerful communications on smaller space satellites

As the space industry evolves its focus from large satellites to smaller ones with the same functionality, there is a growing need for the hardware on board to shrink as well.

Telecom

Advancing beyond 5G in wireless communications

From 3G to 4G to 5G, wireless communications are evolving, and the next step is underway. What will constitute 6G, and how will it work with existing infrastructure? An international collaboration set out to begin answering ...

Telecom

Boosting access reliability in wireless communications

With the emerging Internet-of-Things that holds promise for operating everything from smart homes to smart cities, fifth-generation wireless communication must be able to handle the demands for low delay and high reliability. ...

Consumer & Gadgets

The promise and challenge of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces

The world is more connected than ever before, with reliable and consistent wireless communications transmitting to and from individual users—but the technology is evolving to something even better, according to an international ...

Telecom

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

For the 70-or-so people who live in the remote Vermont community of Victory, Town Clerk Tracey Martel says she's regularly frustrated watching a spinning circle on her computer while she tries to complete even the most basic ...

Telecom

Musk activates Starlink internet service in Ukraine

Elon Musk said Saturday his company SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband service had been activated in Ukraine, after a Kyiv official urged the tech titan to provide his embattled country with stations.

Telecom

Tonga back online as undersea cable repaired

Internet connection was restored in Tonga on Tuesday, five weeks after a massive volcanic eruption shredded the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation with the rest of the world.

Telecom

Musk donates satellite gear to reconnect Tonga

Tonga says space entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk has donated 50 satellite terminals to help the volcano-damaged Pacific island reconnect with the world.

Telecom

New laser station lights the way to debris reduction

ESA's Izaña-1 laser ranging station in Tenerife, Spain, has recently undergone months of testing and commissioning, passing its final tests with flying colors. As it reached "station acceptance," it was handed over to ESA ...

Internet

An innovative technology for 6G communication networks

Carrying data streams using the terahertz (THz) spectral region could meet the ever-growing demand for unprecedented data transfer rates, i.e. terabits-per-second (Tb/s), since it offers a higher available bandwidth. However, ...