Category: Internet

Using the FCC Speed Test app could help close the digital divide

It’s time to test your internet speed for the greater good.

The FCC is asking the public for help in the agency’s efforts to accurately map broadband availability and speeds across the country. An easy way to support the cause? Download the FCC Speed Test app, available on iOS and Android

When you open the app, you’ll see how fast your download and upload speeds are, as well as other metrics that reflect the speed and strength of your internet connection for both mobile and in-home networks. The FCC will also receive that (anonymized) information to help them compile

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China’s antitrust push forces digital reinvention

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a picture of SoftBank’s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

What’s left for Chinese internet companies deprived of the ability to leverage user data, offer subsidies or abuse market dominance? Days after fining Alibaba (9988.HK) a record $2.8 billion for anti-competitive behaviour, the antitrust watchdog has sent an ultimatum to dozens more, giving them a month to rectify behaviour and warning of severe consequences. Some companies can change easily. Others will have to find new

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Verizon deploys 5G Business Internet in 21 more cities

The Business Internet offering leverages the Verizon 5G mmWave network

Verizon Business announced the expansion of its fixed-wireless connectivity offering 5G Business Internet to 21 new U.S. cities. As an alternative to cable internet, the offering leverages Verizon’s 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) network, referred to by the carrier as 5G Ultra Wideband, as the connectivity backbone.

“As 5G Business Internet scales into new cities, businesses of all sizes can gain access to the super-fast speeds, low latency and next-gen applications enabled by 5G Ultra Wideband, with no throttling or data limits,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “We’ll continue to

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India’s Mobile Payments Rollout Hampered by Glitchy Tech

Photographer: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

Even before the pandemic, Indian consumers were taking up mobile payment technologies with remarkable speed. There’s just one problem: The networks of India’s biggest banks have struggled to keep pace, crashing again and again.

The outages are exposing years of underinvestment in technology and a surprising lack of preparedness, analysts and executives say. The problems have been especially embarrassing for HDFC Bank Ltd., the country’s top bank by market value. It’s touted its online prowess, only to be blasted on Twitter by frustrated customers and banned by India’s

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Liberty Latin America Selects MATRIXX Software to Transform Customer Experience Across the Region

MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform to deliver Liberty Latin America customers a simpler, more personalized digital experience

MATRIXX Software, a global leader in 5G monetization, announced today that Liberty Latin America has selected MATRIXX Digital Commerce as part of their digital evolution to 5G in the Caribbean and Latin America, bringing more choice, transparency and responsiveness to their residential and enterprise customers.

MATRIXX is a real-time digital platform providing customers with full visibility into their accounts, services and spending at all times directly through a mobile app or customer portal. With MATRIXX, customers will have a simpler, more transparent experience

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How Bad Is Your Internet? FCC Asks the Public to Use Its Speed Test App

To get an accurate picture of broadband quality in the US, the FCC is calling on the public to use its speed test app. 

The app has been around since 2013. But on Monday, the FCC made a new attempt to encourage people to install it on their smartphones. One of the agency’s chief goals under the Biden administration is to create a system that can capture actual broadband speeds across the country instead of leaning heavily on data from corporate internet providers. 

“To close the gap between digital haves and have nots, we are working to build a comprehensive,

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