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  • The Internet receives Nobel prize nomination

    The network that made possible the sale of messiah-inscribed toast and popularised videos of cats playing piano — the Internet — has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • The Internet is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    The Norwegian Nobel Institute yesterday announced there are 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Though the the institute doesn't normally disclose who made the list, an official did confirm to Computerworld that it includes the Internet.

  • Google trials 1Gbps FTTH broadband in the US

    Google will launch several experimental 'ultra high-speed' broadband networks across the United States as part of efforts to encourage authorities to look at 'new and creative ways' to progress the country's National Broadband Plan.

  • Home Internet access quadruples in the last decade

    ICT has become increasingly more affordable over the past decade with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recording marked increases in access to PCs and the Internet in Australian households.

  • Broadband booms in the Naughties

    Global Internet access has exploded over the last decade from about 350 million to 1.6 billion, according to new research. More than a third of Internet users worldwide will connect via broadband, according to a BuddeComm report. About 500 million people will be on fixed-line technologies by year’s end. Almost two-thirds of users will subscribe to DSL connections, about 20 per cent via cable modem and only 10 to 15 per cent will use fibre.

  • Japan connects to TPE regional fiber network

    A new undersea fiber-optic cable has gone into operation that links Japan with the regional Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE), Japanese carrier NTT Communications said Monday.

  • Berners-Lee's foundation wants the Web to improve life

    The World Wide Web Foundation, Tim Berners-Lee's latest brainchild, is now officially open for business and involved with two initial projects, as it embarks on using the Web to empower people worldwide and bring about positive socio-economic change.

  • Internode may be alone for some time in IPv6 trial

    Internode is going it alone in offering a trial of IPv6 services in native mode on its national ADSL network as other large ISPs report they won't be following suit in the near future. Internode recently announced an IPv6 trial across the company's national network and provides concurrent IPv6 and IPv4 PPP access for any router or computer that supports it.

  • ICANN approves internationalized domain names

    Starting in mid-November, countries and territories will be able to apply to show domain names in their native language, a major technical tweak to the Internet designed to increase language accessibility.

  • Vocus renews warning on IPv4 addresses

    The call for ramping up the roll out of the IPv6 standard has been renewed with a warning the world could run out of IPv4 addresses by as early as 2011.