Verizon is launching virtual network services

 Called “Virtual Network Solutions” and announced in a press release filled with so much corporate jargon it’s barely understandable, the idea is that spinning up, monitoring, managing, protecting, and tweaking networks is hard for businesses dealing with private and public clouds (unless you’re Goldman Sachs, the CIA, or Verizon itself) so why not let a big ole network… Read More


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Gunning for Google, Comcast Preps Gigabit Internet That Works With Regular Cable

Gunning for Google, Comcast Preps Gigabit Internet That Works With Regular Cable

The Internet provider everyone loves to hate is gearing up to offer one gigabit per second Internet service in five U.S. cities. The post Gunning for Google, Comcast Preps Gigabit Internet That Works With Regular Cable appeared first on WIRED.


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Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, a content delivery expert said Monday.

“Windows 10 … will easily be the largest day/week of traffic ever on the Internet,” said Dan Rayburn, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan who also writes on his own StreamingMediaBlog.com, in a piece posted yesterday.

“Unless Windows 10 is a complete flop and people don’t upgrade as quickly as Microsoft expects, Windows 10 is going to create some serious havoc with regards to the user experience,” Rayburn contended. “Expect to see some download times in the days, not hours, especially if any other content owners happen to have larger-than-expected traffic at the same time.

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Comcast’s $45B Time Warner Cable deal is dead

Comcast is officially walking away from plans to acquire Time Warner Cable, after regulators signaled their displeasure with the deal.

“Today, we move on,” Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement. “Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn’t agree, we could walk away.”

The deal almost seemed like a foregone conclusion when Comcast announced its $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition plan last year. As Bloomberg notes, the cable giant spends more money on lobbying in Washington than any other company, and dumped $17 million into its lobbying efforts in 2014 alone.

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