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Tour de France 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 24th, 2014

The 101st Tour de France (NY Times, Wikipedia and Twitter), began on Saturday July 5, 2014 and continues until July 27, 2014. The 21-stage race began in Yorkshire, U.K., and stretches across Europe including Spain and Belgium. The race spans a total of 3,664 kilometers (or approximately 2277 miles). Some 3.5 billion people watch some […]

Google I/O 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 23rd, 2014

Google I/O, June 25–26, 2014, is the year’s biggest nerd party, says The Verge, and lists 11 things to watch out for. Google’s Nexus line could get at least one more Nexus device, an HTC 8.9-inch tablet powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit processor, according to a report by Android Police. The tablet features […]

FCC to Fund WiFi in Schools

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 23rd, 2014

The FCC’s E-rate program, which funds classroom internet access is focused on wired connections. Today nearly all schools have access to the Internet, and two-thirds of American schools now have fiber connections. But in an era where many laptops and tablets are WiFi-only, fiber connections are of little use. FCC head Tom Wheeler says nearly […]

Level 3 to Acquire TW Telecom for $5.7B

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 16th, 2014

Level 3 Communications said on Monday that it had agreed to buy TW Telecom, a provider of business Internet connections, for about $5.68 billion, reports the NY Times. Level 3 is one of the country’s biggest providers of back-end Internet services. The company’s network of fiber optic cables is used by the likes of Google […]

FIFA World Cup 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 11th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, the world’s largest sports spectacle, is expected to be watched by 4 billion people and capture the attention of a cumulative TV audience of over 30 billion worldwide. The 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th World Cup, is an international men’s football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 […]

Amtrak Building Broadband Wireless Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 9th, 2014

Amtrak plans to upgrade its WiFI along the Northeast Corridor, according to Railway Age, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement it. Amtrak plans to build its wireless network, at first offering Internet speed as fast as 25 Mbps per car, improving to 100 Mbps by 2019, according to the National Association of […]