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  1. FCC Now Defines Broadband As 4 Mbps

    The Federal Communications Commission finally raised the definition of broadband from 200Kpbs to 4Mbps. This is a minimum speed generally required for using today’s video-rich broadband applications and services, while retaining sufficient capacity for basic web browsing and e-mail,” the FCC said. The report also outlines states that would qualify as being “unserved” by broadband.…

  2. Keeping Google’s Infrastructure Alive

    An interview with a Google data center operator talks about some of the practices that are implemented when dealing with outages. Google has mentioned previously that they have been implementing technology to keep a user’s information localized for lower latency. Extra efficiencies such as localization can make automated failover routing much more complex to implement.…