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Across the continent of Australia, a next generation broadband network is being rolled out. As more and more of rural Australia gains broadband access, farmers are using the smart digital services to increase productivity and tackle sustainability challenges. One farm has integrated broadband connectivity into...

In what is called a fiber-optic boom, miles and miles of land are being dug up and fiber optics cables are being laid throughout Jacksonville, Florida. Thanks to an explosion of data-hungry, high-tech companies throughout the First Coast, the Jacksonville area was desperate for extreme...

As the Edward Snowden leak swept news outlets, the world discovered that the British spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), was tapping fiber optic cables that carry international phone and Internet traffic and then sharing that information with the .....

Fiber optic technology has taken off in South Africa, but both the government and private sectors are laying cables. Industry leaders — Telecoms, Dark Fibre Africa, Vodacom, Internet Solutions, Teraco and Jasco ICT Solutions — have urged the government to stop laying fiber where the...

In the 1800s, the railroad provided extreme economic growth to cities and towns across America. According to one Georgia County, fiber optics appear to be the next determinant of economic growth. According to Henry County Commissioner Brian Preston, the railroads moved goods .....

This spring, ground was broken on a new intercity fiber optic project connecting New York City to Ashburn, VA, which Gizmodo refers to as the “Bullseye of America’s Internet.” The new fiber-optic network, built by United Fiber & Data, has a few surprisingly backers: three...

According to researchers at Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, the technology behind noise-cancelling headphones may redefine fiber optics. A limiting factor behind fiber optic speed is noise. The farther a signal travels, the more power is needed. As power increases, so does noise. ...

GIS (geographic information system) integrates geographical features of the land or metro area with tabular data to provide an efficient way to dig deeper into data and find solutions to “real world” problems.Through a series of overlaid map layers, a GIS mapping system allows for...