FCC plans to test internet speeds at high-speed internet tests

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to test broadband speeds at a high-powered test facility on Friday.The FCC is working with two state governments and local businesses to set up the high-tech facility.The tests will use a high powered test machine, which is the same machine used to test wireless networks.The test facility is scheduled to open at 8:00 a.m.PT.The […]

Google, Amazon are getting into the mobile broadband game

Google, Facebook, and other tech companies are investing in wireless broadband networks.But they’re not going all the way to gigabit speeds.That’s what a new class of wireless broadband technologies called “Luminate” networks could do.Here’s how they work.The Luminate network is based on the same principles as fiber optic cables.They are essentially cables, with each end having a copper-based layer and […]