UK tech firm Logica (LSE: LOG.L - news) said this week that it has won a £6m contract to help Inmarsat develop a global, satellite-based, broadband network within the next three years.
Tim Pozar used to speak only rarely to his neighbors in San Francisco's foggy Sunset district, but that changed the day he hung out a wireless antenna and welcomed the world to use his high-speed Internet line.
"I've gotten to know the neighbors much better," said the professional network and telecommunications consultant. "Occasionally, they bring me pies and things like that."
Educate yourself about computer security or get the hell off the Internet is the message that some Internet service providers are delivering to their customers.
Frustrated with users who can't or won't configure their computers to stop the spread of worms and viruses, some broadband access providers have now decided to cut service to customers whose machines are infected with worms such as Code Red and Nimda.
It's time to connect the rest of us
It was noon when the broadband service to my home office went dark. No temporary network outage this time--my provider, NorthPoint Communications, had gone bust. AT&T acquired NorthPoint's assets in bankruptcy and decided they were not interested in providing my neighborhood with a high-speed Internet connection. So AT&T pulled my plug--along with those of nearly 100,000 other NorthPoint customers.
SINGAPORE--Internet traffic from Asia to the United States has slowed to a snail's pace due to two impaired undersea cables.
"There appears to be a damage to some circuits on the China-US and SEA-ME-WE3 cables, about 30 km off Shantou in China," said telecommunications service provider Reach Communications spokesperson Martin Ratia.
SEA-ME-WE3, which runs 38,000 km from Germany to Japan, is owned by telcos including Reach, Singapre Telecommunications, KDD Japan, France Telecom, Telekom Malaysia, PT Indosat and Deutsche Telecom.