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If you're frustrated with slow wi-fi, you might be one of the many people eagerly awaiting the commercialisation of li-fi (or light-based wi-fi), which promises to be up to 100 times faster than the connections we use today.

Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. You’d think by now medical device companies would have learned something about security reform. Experts warn they haven’t.

As more class assignments and homework migrate online, such long bus rides have generally counted as lost time in preparing for the next school day. But Google said it hopes to help expand the use of Wi-Fi on school buses in other rural areas elsewhere around the country.

People who do use Netflix use it a lot — and so do people who use Hulu. Both services engage their users for more than 25 hours a month, comScore says. While Amazon and Hulu have been making a big push to build up their offerings, they’re still far behind. 

At issue were a couple of bills already in the works and the broader proposals for massive general infrastructure bills, which will almost certainly include broadband. The bills are a discussion draft of legislation to "facilitate the deployment of communications infrastructure" and the "Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2017."

The City of San Diego's Fire-Rescue Department comprises all fire, emergency medical, lifeguard and emergency management services, including 9-1-1 services. Covering 331 square miles with a population of 1,337,000, the need for reliable communications and rapid transmission of data by the more than 1,300 responders is critical.

A strong, trusted, single online identity is a must as we continue to evolve digitally — as individuals, as businesses and as a society. The balance of privacy, security, ease of use and widespread availability/universal acceptance of a single digital identity is on the horizon, as is the value of your digital ID one day replacing all your current forms of identification.

The FCC has just announced the release of another $16 million for rural broadband funding. The organization will distribute the funds to four carriers covering more than 2,400 census blocks across five states.

An expert guides NBC Nightly News’ Tom Costello into the dark digital world that facilitates massive hacks, like the massive Yahoo hack.

Outsourcing, bigger budgets and better planning are some of the ways higher ed tries to handle the growth in ResNets.


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