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Experts to boost low-cost broadband access
Experts at Cardiff University, UK, are helping to make low-cost broadband accessible to everyone across Europe. A team led by Steve Hurley in the Centre for Mobile Communications, based in the University's School of Computer Science, has been chosen to design and plan the infrastructure needed to provide wireless broadband networks for the mass market. (2004-03-30)

Study shows relationship among broadband performance, pricing, and demand worldwide
A Northwestern University research team led a longitudinal study of broadband Internet usage to understand the relationship among services, performance, pricing, and demand in developed and developing countries. (2014-10-14)

Artificial noise saves energy
Against the background of climate change, how can xDSL systems function more energy-efficiently and cost-effectively? Scientists are providing a solution combining existing methods which network providers could implement immediately. (2009-06-24)

Broadband access opens doors to networking, economic development for rural areas
Proactive policies are needed to facilitate broadband Internet access and adoption in rural areas so that rural hospitals, schools and businesses can drive social and economic development and better position themselves to compete, say Penn State researchers in a recently released report from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. (2008-05-19)

Significant progress in intelligent radio-over-fiber (I-ROF) systems
Chinese researchers have conducted extensive research into enabling technologies for intelligent radio-over-fiber systems and have made significant progress toward providing an effective method to achieve broadband and ubiquitous information access. The study was published in SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2012, vol. 42, (10). (2012-11-29)

Developing 'broadband for all'
Increasing the spread of broadband connectivity throughout Europe is central to the growth of the knowledge economy. Yet broadband technology is hardly new. So what is holding back wider implementation and investment? This is the issue at the core of the IST project NOBEL. (2005-10-06)

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps
The COVID-19 crisis has increasingly highlighted shortcomings in Australia's National Broadband Network, Flinders University experts say. With access to high-speed broadband (HSB) and the internet via the NBN now central to people's livelihoods, education, healthcare delivery and even social connections, the Flinders University researchers say the ''short-term politics of the 2013 federal election'' led to decisions which caused an expensive rollout and current problems with the network. (2020-08-28)

Power line data transmission capacity: Bigger than DSL or cable
Penn State engineers have developed a new model for high-speed broadband transmissions over U.S. overhead electric power lines and estimate that, at full data rate handling capacity, the lines can provide bit rates that far exceed DSL or cable over similar spans. (2005-01-05)

Compact broadband acoustic absorber with coherently coupled weak resonances
Recently, the research teams from Tongji University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University demonstrate that a compact broadband acoustic absorber can be achieved with coherently coupled 'weak resonances' (resonant sound absorbing systems with low absorption peaks). (2020-01-16)

Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities
Forging public and private partnerships that encourage broadband access for people with disabilities may help bridge a technological divide that hinders them from reaching their potential, according to an international team of researchers. (2013-01-22)

Broadband internet causes sleep deprivation, a new study finds
Individuals with DSL access tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without DSL Internet. They are significantly less likely to sleep between 7 and 9 hours, the amount recommended by the scientific community, and are less likely to be satisfied with their sleep, Bocconi University's Francesco Billari and colleagues find. The effect is largely driven by individuals that face time constraints in the morning and by the use of electronic devices in the evening (not by their use throughout the day) (2018-08-02)

Big telecom firms continue to dominate market
While small, independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) drove the innovations in the Internet access market, telecommunications companies have since regained control, effectively shutting down the upstarts, say Penn State researchers. (2004-09-08)

More children for the high educated: Broadband Internet creates a digital fertility divide
Access to broadband Internet has a positive effect on fertility, overall life satisfaction and time spent with children. Since this effect is largely driven by higher-educated women, though, it risks to create another digital divide, according to a study by Francesco Billari and Luca Stella (Bocconi University), with Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh), just published in Population Studies. (2019-04-02)

Abandoning net neutrality discourages improvements in service
Charging online content providers such as Yahoo! and Google for preferential access to the customers of Internet service providers might not be in the best interest of the millions of Americans, despite claims to the contrary, a new University of Florida study finds. (2007-03-07)

NIST to expand work on emergency communications to support FirstNet
NIST will significantly expand its work in support of an advanced wireless communications system for the nation's first responders and emergency workers as a result of new legislation. (2012-03-07)

Coordination of broadband service access, quality essential to economic health of PA
While metropolitan regions of the state enjoy a variety of broadband services from pioneering companies, rural areas are less likely to have access to advanced telecommunications services. A lack of broadband competition in rural areas mean that now and possibly in the future many state residents and businesses will have access to only relatively inferior broadband service. (2003-10-14)

UH to develop new wireless communications systems to serve remote and rural areas
Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation. (2014-10-13)

Increased internet access led to a rise in racial hate crimes in the early 2000s
New research from Carlson School of Management Professor Jason Chan and NYU Stern Professors Anindya Ghose and Robert Seamans finds that broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008. The addition of a single broadband provider led to as much as a 20 percent rise in racial hate crimes in areas where racial tensions were especially high. (2015-09-28)

Solar power could get boost from new light absorption design
Under the direction of a new professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, researchers have developed a new material that absorbs a wide range of wavelengths and could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar technology. (2011-11-02)

Switching on power line Internet connectivity
One in five Europeans today enjoy broadband Internet access via competing technologies. Low-cost and fast data access over electricity network power lines is one such technology that is being extensively tested in four European nations. (2005-10-07)

New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband
Slow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' -- the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30 percent -- could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity. (2017-10-19)

Polar explorers use satellite broadband to stay in touch
A team of young explorers from the Climate Change College are on a ten day field trip, participating in ESA's CryoSat validation experiment on the Greenland Ice Sheet. To stay in touch, the team is using Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN), a technology development supported by ESA. (2006-05-05)

Turning on the rural broadband tap...
Broadband is the water and electricity of the information economy yet millions of Europeans in rural areas remain cut off from this vital supply. To underline its importance, researchers have taken a close look at rural broadband provision and use, and have come up with strong evidence. (2006-07-24)

Seeking to tighten the Net against attack
As more users switch to broadband internet access, security providers are playing a frantic game of (2006-07-10)

Broadband wireless research gets 'green' light
Australia's biggest collaboration with China on wireless communications research will focus on making the next generation of wireless networks more environmentally friendly. (2009-03-04)

Attosecond physics: A keen sense for molecules
Munich based Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis. (2018-02-23)

Optical wireless and broadband over power lines: High speed, secure Wi-Fi alternative
Penn State engineers have shown that a white-LED system for lighting and high data-rate indoor wireless communications, coupled with broadband over either medium- or low-voltage power line grids (BPL), can offer transmission capacities that exceed DSL or cable and are more secure than RF. (2006-01-11)

Satellite broadband to boost rural economies
The so-called digital divide that excludes rural communities from the benefits of broadband access could be overcome by using a combination of wireless networks and satellite receivers. (2003-10-15)

Dust and gas from Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen by ESA OGS
Dust and gas are seen in these images of Comet 9P/Tempel 1, as observed with the 1-metre ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS) telescope, located at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, Canary Islands. (2005-07-05)

A new dimension in mobile telecommunications
The primary objective of the E3Network project, also known as Future Internet, and led by researchers from the CEIT-IK4 research center, is to design a transceiver that allows data transmission at a speed of 10Gbps via a new infrastructure network in EU member countries. (2013-01-17)

High speed broadband will create energy bottleneck and slow Internet
A surge in energy consumption resulting from increased uptake of broadband will further slow Australia's Internet, says University of Melbourne research to be presented this week at the Symposium on Sustainability of the Internet and ICT. (2008-11-24)

Electrical engineering professor's research finds more space on cell phone spectrum
A UT Arlington electrical engineering professor is developing a system in a cell phone could automatically locate available space within a bandwidth, reducing or eliminating (2013-03-21)

IEEE-USA cites concern about rules on Access BPL systems in FCC filing
In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week, IEEE-USA raised concerns about proposed FCC rules on Access Broadband over Power Line (BPL) systems. (2004-05-11)

Contract for the innovative flexible broadband satellite HYLAS
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Avanti Screenmedia Group PLC (Avanti) have announced the signature at the Case for Space Conference, in London, UK. The contract supports the implementation of HYLAS (Highly Flexible Satellite). (2006-05-15)

Broadband access supports tsunami relief efforts
Broadband access terminals from the ESA supported project 'Pacific Skies' are being used in the Aceh region of Indonesia, scene of the devastating 2004 tsunami. The communications needs of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and local people are being met in an area that suffered severe infrastructural damage. (2005-10-04)

New technology to allow 100-times-faster internet
This world-first nanophotonic device, unveiled in Nature Communications, encodes more data and processes it much faster than conventional fiber optics by using a special form of 'twisted' light. (2018-10-24)

IEEE-USA commends Congress, administration for investing in science and technology
IEEE-USA President Gordon Day commends Congress and the administration for investing in science, technology, energy, and education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (2009-02-18)

Eumelanin's secrets
Melanin -- and specifically, the form called eumelanin -- is the primary pigment that gives humans the coloring of their skin, hair, and eyes. It protects the body from the hazards of ultraviolet and other radiation that can damage cells and lead to skin cancer, but the exact reason why the compound is so effective at blocking such a broad spectrum of sunlight has remained something of a mystery. (2014-05-22)

Babies have a different way of hearing the world by listening to all frequencies simultaneously
The world apparently sounds very different to infants than it does to adults. Sometimes it's filled with a cacophony of sounds that makes it difficult for babies to distinguish a single sound because babies are generalist and hear all frequencies simultaneously so they can respond to unexpected sounds, reports a University of Washington researcher. (2001-05-28)

All-optical diffractive neural networks process broadband light
Developed by researchers at UCLA, diffractive optical networks provide a low power, low latency and highly-scalable machine learning platform that can find numerous applications in robotics, autonomous vehicles, defense industry, among many others. In addition to providing statistical inference and generalization to classes of data, diffractive neural networks have also been used to design deterministic optical systems such as a thin imaging system. (2019-12-04)

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