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Google Fiber's expansion efforts highlight lack of broadband competition

Google Fiber confirmed on Monday that it would bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to four new metro areas in the Southeast--Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.,--illustrating its desire to continually shake up the status quo of the broadband market.

Global Home Automation market to grow at a CAGR of 56.75 percent over the period 2014-2019

A home automation system is a computer-based control system generally installed in buildings to control and monitor several items of mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems. Show More Summary

Google Fiber Proves the Skeptics Wrong and Wireless May be Next

Google Fiber announces that its service will be coming to 18 cities in four major metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte.

Telefonica Taps Allied Fiber for Southeastern Dark Fiber

Allied Fiber has won a big dark fiber contract for its ongoing fiber roll-out in the southeast.  Spanish-based Telefonica is coming ashore in North America and onto some new terrestrial dark fiber, taking up residence on Allied Fiber’s growing footprint. … [visit site to read more]

Why Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Calls for a Distributed Network Architecture

By: Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC There’s no question that the network functions virtualization (NFV) technology around which many telecommunications carriers and vendors are rallying takes a page from the virtualization that already has taken hold in IT data centers. Show More Summary

Davos: Business Leaders Urge Climate Deal

Business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos are urging governments to reach a climate change agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris in December. “This is the year to make a big climate deal in Paris,” Feike Sijbesma, chief executive of DSM, a Dutch nutrition and materials […]

Tuesday Bytes: COMLINK, PEG, EvoSwitch, Ericsson

I’m at Metro Connect this week, so if you are there feel free to look me up!  In the meantime, here’s a quick look at some news from this morning: … [visit site to read more]

Titans of IoT: Phil Abram and Tim Nixon, General Motors (VIDEO)

GM is recognized for being at the vanguard of the Connected Car movement, starting with OnStar. Today, GM offers a wide variety of services that enhance the driving experience – including emergency assistance, remote access, real-time...Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 - 30 January 2015

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I was looking for a graphic to feature this week. There was only one choice: This is Miss Canada 2015's hockey-themed costume for the recent Miss Universe contest. As one wag said, 'It really sticks out!' Yes, Chanel Beckenlehner really scored a hat trick with her fellow Canadians,(look closely to...

Is 2015 The Year Voice Assistants Take Over Your Home?

Voice assistants, which once seemed like a technology from science fiction, have taken over phones. Despite this major advance you have seen anything yet – they might be on the cusp of invading our homes. Two of the largest consumerShow More Summary

This Paper “Slinky” Could Power Internet of Things

Origami that harvests energy from the same effect behind most static electricity could eventually be used to power electronics in a cheap, lightweight, environmentally friendly way. Static electricity usually results from a phenomenon called triboelectricity. Show More Summary

Maui Energy Conference to Examine Consumer View of Energy Utilities

Hawai‘i is seeing a dramatic shift to renewable energy resources driven by electric bills that cost roughly double the national average. On March 25 to 27, the County of Maui in partnership with Maui Economic Development Board will hold...Show More Summary

Secure commissioning for ZigBee home automation using NFC

10 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Wireless sensor networks such as ZigBee can provide many benefits when installed in buildings, including improved comfort, cost, and convenience. The low power wireless network ensures that devices can be deployed quickly and easily without the need for many meters of extra cabling which is costly to install whether in new build or refurbishment. Show More Summary

CenturyLink outlines first Denver neighborhoods to get 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink has named the first Denver neighborhoods that will be getting its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, reports the Denver Business Journal.

IoT will fire up the Next Generation of Engineers say ARM and UCL (VIDEO)

11 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

ARM is partnering with UCL (University College London) to launch a new education kit aimed at developing students’ Internet of Things (IoT) technical skills. The aim is to encourage more graduates to stay in Science, Technology, Engineering...Show More Summary

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

A Graphic to Help Map the Carbon Dioxide Removal Field

For the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) field, breadth is a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, the numerous approaches to CDR suggest the potential for deploying a diverse portfolio of CDR projects that reduces both the risks and costs of preventing climate change. But the down side of breadth is complexity. read more

Level 3 to provide video services for the Super Bowl XLIX

When football fans sit down in front of their TV sets on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play in this year's Super Bowl, Level 3 will once again be providing television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports.

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