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  • Microsoft conscripts upload bandwidth in Windows 10's latest Insider update (GB/mo cap alert!)

    08/31/2016 10:24:52 PM PDT · by dayglored · 27 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Gregg Keizer
    Say hello to "Windows Update Delivery Optimization" Microsoft today updated the Windows 10 beta, switching on a controversial technology that commandeers users' upload bandwidth to shift some responsibility for updating from the company's own servers. Build 14915 was released earlier Wednesday to participants in the Windows Insider "Fast" track. The notable change highlighted by Dona Sarkar, the software engineer who acts as the public face of Insider, was the enabling of Windows 10's "Delivery Optimization" technology. Delivery Optimization, formally dubbed "Windows Update Delivery Optimization" (WUDO) by Microsoft, was part of Windows 10 from the get-go. But it was only switched...
  • People you don't mess with, Leroy Brown, Jim Thompson,Jack Bauer,DJT

    05/22/2016 3:43:23 PM PDT · by eastforker · 159 replies
    eastforker ^ | 05/22/16 | eastforker
    Would like to hear who you think not to mess with.
  • Please don't post large animated GIFs

    10/24/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by palmer · 125 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24Oct15 | Palmer
    This is a plea from those of us with limited bandwidth. This morning there was a touchdown animation that took about 2 minutes to load on my browser. It was in a thread that was completely unrelated to football or touchdowns. There are an increasing number of animated GIFs showing up that are either unrelated to the topic or superfluous. Videos like youtube links are automatically blocked from loading until you ask to load them. Those are great and I select a few to click and load. Links to animated GIFs could be replaced with a single frame GIF of...
  • Could a Freeper answer a question about bandwidth?

    09/23/2015 7:13:12 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 27 replies
    I subscribe to Netflix and Amazon. My ISP is Cox and the Cox box is situated next to the tv. There's also a Samsung DVD/streaming movie box next to the tv. Netflix movies stream fine. The problem is with Amazon. I can watch older (picture Paul Newman in "The Hustler", B&W) movies but with newer movies I'm getting, "Insufficient bandwidth" message. However, on my computers I can stream those movies just fine. Why is there insufficient bandwidth on the tv streaming just for newer (HD) movies? And just on Amazon? Finally, how can this be fixed? thanks
  • Windows 10 churning through data, blowing up usage caps

    08/22/2015 2:30:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    ZD-Net ^ | August 21, 2015 | By Zack Whittaker
    Data caps on internet bandwidth might make some users think twice about downloading patches, which often include security updates. For some Windows 10 users, the problems keep coming. Just shy of a month since Windows 10 was released to millions of users through a staggered upgrade, many have found they've run out of bandwidth already. That's because their internet provider sets the amount its customers can download in a monthly billing cycle. In many parts of the US, the "cap" is in the low hundreds of gigabytes, like for AT&T and Comcast customers, as well as those using mid-sized providers....
  • Faster, Sooner: Why The U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities'

    10/27/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Forbes CIO Network blog ^ | January 18, 2013 | Julius Genachowski, guest poster, chairman, FCC
    Walking the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show last week, I kept thinking of that line from Jaws, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” All the Internet-connected, data-hungry gadgets that are coming to market sent a strikingly clear message: we’re going to need faster broadband networks. Making sure the U.S. has super-fast, high-capacity, ubiquitous broadband networks delivering speeds measured in gigabits, not megabits isn’t just a matter of consumer convenience, as important as that is. It’s essential to economic growth, job creation and U.S. competitiveness. In our 21st century economy, innovation leadership is necessary for economic leadership. Our broadband...
  • Comcast Is Testing A Program That Will Charge You Extra If You Use Too Much Data (Here it comes)

    06/18/2014 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 169 replies
    Busness Insider ^ | 6/17/2014 | Busness Insider
    Comcast is testing data caps for its broadband internet customers that would limit them to 300 GB of data per month, according to The Times Leader. Comcast has started open trials of its home broadband data caps in several large markets around the country. Here are all the regions affected: Mobile, Alabama Huntsville, Alabama Tuscon, Arizona Atlanta, Georgia Augusta, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Mississippi Charleston, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee All of central Kentucky The entire state of Maine
  • The Single Best Thing the FCC Has Done So Far This Year (or not)

    04/01/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Inc ^ | 4/1/2014 | JEREMY QUITTNER
    Baby monitors, garage-door openers and cordless phones, are just a few of the innovations generated by the last time the Federal Communications Commission opened up untapped spectrum for public use. Get set for a whole new raft of innovative products--and faster download speeds. That's likely to be the upshot of a FCC decision Monday to free up a huge band of high frequency airwaves to unlicensed users. The Commission said it's opening a 100-megahertz swath in the 5-gigahertz, high-frequency range of communications network transmissions, which is bigger than the entire band of frequency that gave birth to Wi-Fi in the first place.And...
  • Pentagon Paying Chinese for Satellite Bandwidth

    04/30/2013 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/30/13 | Staff
    The Pentagon revealed late last week it is paying the Chinese $10 million for a one-year lease for a satellite that allows U.S. troops on the African continent to keep in touch and share information, Wired reports. The announcement has U.S. policymakers on edge. Over the last several years, the U.S. government has publicly and loudly expressed its concern that too much sensitive American data passes through Chinese electronics — and that those electronics could be sieves for Beijing’s intelligence services. But the Pentagon says it has no other choice than to use the Chinese satellite.
  • A Bandwidth Breakthrough!

    10/23/2012 11:42:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | David Talbot
    A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure. Academic researchers have improved wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude—not by adding base stations, tapping more spectrum, or cranking up transmitter wattage, but by using algebra to banish the network-clogging task of resending dropped packets. By providing new ways for mobile devices to solve for missing data, the technology not only eliminates this wasteful process but also can seamlessly weave data streams from Wi-Fi and LTE—a leap forward from other approaches that toggle back and forth. "Any IP network will benefit from this technology,"...
  • Mammoth mystery algorithm on Nasdaq: who and why?

    10/12/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/12/2012 | Sébastian SEIBT
    A single algorithm which placed and then cancelled orders on the Nasdaq accounted for 4% of all quoted traffic in the US with no clear goal. An investor gives FRANCE 24 his insight into the mystery which has concerned market watchers. A single mammoth mystery algorithm has set alarm bells ringing for market regulators and players, and underlined the market’s vulnerability to technology and the woeful lack of regulation on algorithms. A single algorithm last week placed and cancelled orders on the Nasdaq accounting for 4% of all quoted traffic in the US. Not only this, it also accounted for...
  • 'Twisted' waves could boost capacity of wi-fi and TV

    03/03/2012 1:04:12 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 march 2012 | Jason Palmer
    A striking demonstration of a means to boost the information-carrying capacity of radio waves has taken place across the lagoon in Venice, Italy. The technique exploits what is called the "orbital angular momentum" of the waves - imparting them with a "twist". Varying this twist permits many data streams to fit in the frequency spread currently used for just one. The approach, described in the New Journal of Physics, could be applied to radio, wi-fi, and television. The parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that are used for all three are split up in roughly the same way, with a spread...
  • How Siri is ruining your cellphone service

    01/27/2012 3:24:13 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2012 | Paul Farhi
    Like a few million other people this past holiday season, we bought an iPhone 4S, with its much-hyped Siri feature. The vocal interface allows users to speak all kinds of commands into the phone (“What’s the weather in San Francisco?”) and get answers from a sultry-voiced robot/concierge. We’ve used Siri to get directions, to make hands-free mobile calls and to fetch answers to trivia questions. Sometimes we just goof on Siri. “Siri, do you love me?” my daughter asked the other day. (Siri’s heartbreaking response: “I am not capable of love.”) Most ways you look at it, Siri is pretty...
  • A THIRD of bandwidth taken up by Netflix movie downloads

    10/28/2011 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Internet-streaming company Netflix experienced its biggest exodus in its history after a price hike earlier this year - the loss of 800,000 customers. But the web-streaming giant isn't washed up yet. TV shows and films streamed via Netflix account for a third of total downstream bandwidth use in the U.S - an astonishing amount for any one company to control. Neftlix use accounts for 32.7 per cent of total bandwidth use in the U.S., UP from 29.7per cent a year ago, says Canadian company Sandvine.
  • Free Republic DDOS attack?

    11/28/2010 11:22:49 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 29 replies
    Me ^ | 11/28/2010 | Me
    Is FR under a denial of service attack? I've had a lot of server errors trying to read and/or post an article today...
  • Improving Data Download From Outer Space

    05/21/2010 12:40:35 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 247+ views
    SPX via Space Daily ^ | 5/21/2010 | SPX via Space Daily
    Satellite systems in space keyed to detect nuclear events and environmental gasses currently face a kind of data logjam because their increasingly powerful sensors produce more information than their available bandwidth can easily transmit. Experiments conducted by Sandia National Laboratories at the International Space Station preliminarily indicate that the problem could be remedied by orbiting more complex computer chips to pre-reduce the large data stream. While increased satellite on-board computing capabilities ideally would mean that only the most useful information would be transmitted to Earth, an unresolved question had been how well the latest in computing electronics would fare in...
  • Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom

    09/09/2009 2:03:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 930+ views
    .reuters. ^ | Pigeon
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom , the country's leading internet service provider. Internet speed and connectivity in Africa's largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.
  • Obama's Creative Stealth Taxation (cell phone bandwidth)

    02/28/2009 9:04:13 PM PST · by BAW · 8 replies · 938+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 28, 2009 | Douglas Lang
    One of the more creative ways in which Americans are proposed to pay for the government's lavish spending habits has been revealed by Reuters. The proposed "Spectrum user license fee" on p132 of President Obama's budget would see cellular phone operators paying an annual levy for using certain bands of radio wavelength; despite operators already spending billions at FCC auctions for access to these frequencies. The fees will start at $50million for 2009, rising progressively to $550million per annum in 2013. This license fee will naturally be passed on to the operator's customers should the budget be passed and in...
  • Anyone else can't log on to FR today?

    02/20/2009 2:47:20 PM PST · by paulycy · 26 replies · 559+ views
    me ^ | 2/20/09 | Pauly Cy
    Periodically, and both Wednesday and today I could not log on, basically all day until just now. But I checked and the FR site was up.I think the problem is simply that FR is busy and I, on dial-up, just can't get through before the connection times out. I get this error: But I want to make sure there is not something else going on, such as being blocked or something for some reason.Any comments you might have about access problems to FR, especially on dial-up, are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • McDowell Warns Against Re-Imposing Fairness Doctrine, Cites Obama's Opposition(yeah right)

    01/29/2009 4:13:53 PM PST · by Delacon · 10 replies · 571+ views
    BroadcastingCable.com ^ | 1/28/2009 | John Eggerton
    FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell had a message for Democrats, or anyone else contemplating trying to re-impose the fairness doctrine: The move could undermine the justification for existing localism and children's TV regulations, and could be used against public radio. He also suggested it would not come back wearing a big sign saying, "it's me, the fairness doctrine," but would likely instead be rebranded. Those were some of the observations McDowell provided Wednesday in a speech to The Media Institute in Washington, which is a strong opponent of the doctrine. A copy of the speech was supplied to B&C. In the...