Pentagon to Put Internet Router in Space

The Department of Defense’s Iris project will put an internet router in space by the start of 2009. It will allow voice, video and data communications for US troops using standards developed for the internet.

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How do you fix an undersea cable?

Powerful earthquakes near Taiwan shut off international phone and Internet service for the Far East just after Christmas. Five repair ships have been working on the damaged undersea cables since late last week. How do you repair a cable that’s lying across the ocean floor? The Explainer explains all.

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Map: What Does the Internet Look Like?

Why China has as many IP addresses as an American university, which ISP should be called “Spamalot,” and more.

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Realistic Internet Simulator

Possibly the most realist internet simulator ever created. The internet experience distilled to its most basic form.

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Top 29 Things to do When Your ISP is Down

1. Open the curtains to see if anything has changed over the past 2 years. 2. Reintroduce yourself to your immediate family.

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Leading UN member warns of ‘broken up’ internet

The internet could one day be broken up into separate networks around the world, a leading light in the development of the net has warned. The Chair of the Internet Governance Forum, warned that concerns over the net’s future could lead to separation. “People are concerned about whether the system we have now will also work five years from now.”

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Map: What Does the Internet Look Like?

“This visualization represents a macroscopic snapshot of the IPv6 Internet topology collected around March 4th, 2005. Topology data gathered from 17 monitors probing approximately 860 globally routable IPv6 network prefixes include 2,913 IPv6 addresses and 7,905 IPv6 links (immediately adjacent addresses in a traceroute-like path).”

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Study Shows Internet to Be Resilient Against Terror Attack

Researchers have simulated what would happen to Internet reliability in the United States if terrorists were able to knock out various physical components of the network. The good news is that it would be very difficult to cause major disruptions across the country, although destruction of some key parts could seriously degrade Internet quality.

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Three year old boy buys a car on the net

A three-year-old boy has used his mother’s computer to buy a £9,000 car on an internet auction site. Jack Neal’s parents only discovered their son’s successful bid when they received a message from eBay about the Barbie pink Nissan Figaro.

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Super-Fast Internet to Debut This Year

South Korea, the world’s most wired nation, continues to push the envelope on the speed of the broadband Internet and looks set to make 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) a commercial possibility.

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