Social Media

Hey Facebook users, you know you’re on the Internet, right?

As Facebook continues its impressive mobile expansion, it may want to take a moment to remind its users that when you're checking out your profile on your phone, you are indeed using the Internet.

At #HERNYC, comedians talk about the dangers of being a woman, a comic, and online

Alley NYC honored the funniest women in the Big Apple at HER, an event that asked four incredible women to dig through the "archives of their online lives and share their most ridiculous and surprising experiences in cyberspace."

Google heads to India with high-speed Wi-Fi plan for the nation’s rail stations

With a billion people in India yet to go online, Google hopes its plan to launch high-speed Wi-Fi at 400 of the nation's busiest rail stations will help increase Internet use "so they can access the entire Web, and all of its information…

Facebook wants to work with the UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

In a speech delivered at a lunch hosted by the United Nations Private Sector Forum at the U.N.’s headquarters on Saturday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company wants to work with the U.N. to bring Internet access to people in…

On the Web right now? You’re in the minority — most people still don’t have Internet

A sobering new report from the United Nations' Broadband Commission estimates that 4.2 billion people, or three-fifths of the global population, do not have regular access to the Internet

Google Fiber expands in Texas, heads to San Antonio

Ideal for anyone currently living in the San Antonio area or considering moving to the Texas city, Google Fiber will soon be installed in the area to offer Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials is getting a speedy upgrade

In an upgrade the many consider long overdue, the telecommunications company Comcast is boosting its low-cost Internet Essentials program, increasing the speed of the connection to 10 Mbps.
Cool Tech

Facebook’s Aquila is a solar-powered drone that beams Internet down to earth

Facebook's testing autonomous, solar-powered aircraft capable of beaming Internet down to earth from the stratosphere. They haven't yet entered the testing phase, but Facebook expects them to deliver downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Internet overtakes television as Comcast’s main business

While Comcast may have begun as a cable provider, its main business is now Internet, boasting 22.5 million Internet subscribers and 22.3 million video customers as per its second quarter results.

Feed your inner crazy cat person by visiting this museum’s exhibit on Internet felines

If you're looking for the intersection of high and low culture, look no further than the Museum of the Moving Image. Next month, the Queens, New York, museum will be opening an exhibit dedicated to the history of cats on the Internet.

Google has a plan to bring free Internet to low-income Americans

In a joint effort by the White House and Google, a new program known as ConnectHome will bring free Internet to around 275,000 homes in 27 cities across the United States, attempting to close the so-called "homework gap."

Comcast will give you 2Gbps Internet service, but it’ll cost you

In an attempt to compete with the likes of expeditious Internet services like Google Fiber and AT&T GigaPower, Comcast has decided to enter the proverbial ring with its Gigabit Pro service.