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Are fewer competitors better for mobile broadband customers? Yes, according to a new study, which seemingly ignores trends in mobile network architecture that intended to address the capacity crunch the author’s see, thus undermining the assumptions on which the theory is based. Read more »

Copper. It's not going anywhere.

Vectoring, a technology that eliminates crosstalk on a DSL line can boost speeds on existing copper to up to 100 Mbps. And apparently service providers are interested in testing it out, according to Telebyte, which launched the first gear capable of testing how vectored lines perform. Read more »

Guido Appenzeller (left) and Kyle Forster of Big Switch

The idea of software defined networking enabled by the open-source OpenFlow protocol is under threat from corporations intent on using the OpenFlow name and the promise of software defined networking to lock buyers into their gear, according to a Big Switch Networks executive. Read more »

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An open data standard for food has emerged on the web. This way restaurants, food apps, grocery stores, the government and other interested parties can tell that arugula is also rocket salad, no matter where on the web it occurs. Read more »

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If there were an Olympics of pushing the broadband envelope, Verzon would consistently take the gold, because the carrier is always testing out new superfast broadband in its labs and in its test networks. Today’s speed record is 21.7 terabits per second in field trials. Read more »

Go ahead, cook up an idea for a new startup!

Entrepreneurs who build a product for their own use are likely to build a successful company around it, according to a study out from the Kauffman Foundation. The survey found that such “user entrepreneurs” have created about half of startups that last five years or more. Read more »

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The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband if Verizon’s Fusion service is any indication. Verizon launched home-broadband powered by its wireless network — letting consumers trade unlimited slow broadband from a wire for faster, capped and more expensive service. Read more »

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Nearly $2 million in funding. An ex-Cisco executive team. The promise of networking technology that could unite compute and networking under one configuration scheme. Cumulus Networks is a startup that has it all. It’s stealthy, but here’s what we know. Read more »

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