What Is Fibre Broadband?

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Fibre broadband is fast becoming a must-have utility. So what exactly is it and does your household need what it can offer?

What is fibre broadband?

Unlike ADSL broadband connections which use standard copper wires to send data, fibre optic broadband works by sending laser light along plastic or glass cables – literally at the speed of light. It means data can be sent and received at vastly improved speeds.

There are two kinds of fibre broadband, FTTC – fibre to the cabinet – being the most common. It connects fibre cables to the green cabinet in your street, which is then connected to your home with copper wires.

FTTP – or fibre to the premises – is where the fibre-optic cable travels all the way to your property, rather than stopping at a street cabinet.

As there is no copper wiring, this is also known as ‘full fibre’. It’s the quickest type of broadband but currently only accounts for a minority of the UK’s connections.

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What are the advantages of fibre broadband?

Because it’s faster, it offers much slicker web browsing, seamless streaming and a generally much more satisfying online experience. Fibre broadband is also a lot more reliable when several members of one household all need to get online at the same time.

How fast is fibre broadband?

According to regulator Ofcom, superfast FTTC fibre connections (with some copper wires) offer download speeds of at least 30Mbps (megabits per second).

Ultrafast FTTP connections (‘full fibre’ straight to your door) offer download speeds of at least 300Mbps, with some packages offering up to 900Mbps or even 1 Gigabit per second (1,000Mbps).

For context, the average broadband speed for the UK is 71 Mbps, according to Ofcom.

How much does it cost?

Fibre is pricier than standard broadband, particularly for the ultrafast speeds via FTTP where broadband-only packages can cost more than £50 a month. There might also be set-up costs to consider. However, FTTP deals don’t require you to have a phone line, which goes some way to offsetting the expense.

Do I need fibre broadband?

Fibre-optic broadband is ideal for busy, modern households regularly downloading films or games, or uploading substantial digital files. It’s increasingly also a must for home-workers relying on high-quality video calls.

Can anyone get fibre optic broadband?

It depends on whether your area is serviced with fibre connections from one of the two main fibre providers – BT Openreach and Virgin Media.

The majority of broadband providers use the Openreach network – enter your postcode on the Openreach online fibre broadband checker to see if you can get it. Virgin Media has its own postcode checker that you can use to check if your area is serviced.

What if I can’t get fibre yet?

While most households have access to FTTC, FTTP is currently only available to only about 15% of households. But that’s going to change with Government targets set to get more homes connected.

If your area is not serviced yet, you can register your interest online with BT Openreach. If there’s enough demand from other locals that have also submitted an interest, BT may get in touch.

You can also register for updates with Virgin Media if you cannot currently get fibre at your address.

How do I find the best fibre broadband deal?

You’ll need to compare broadband packages on offer in the same way as with standard broadband deals. Results can be filtered by cost, but it’s important to remember that it isn’t all about price. A cheap deal might not offer the speed or the service you are looking for.

You should also consider the contract length as well as whether you want an ‘unlimited package’ which means you don’t need to worry about download limits.

Think also about ‘add-on’ elements offered with many fibre broadband packages. These include TV subscriptions, mobile plans and other perks that could offer better value than your existing set-up.

When can I switch broadband provider?

You can switch your broadband provider at any time, but if you’re still in your contract period you might have to pay a fee to end your contract early.

If you’re not sure, check with your provider or dig out your contract to see how much time you have remaining on it.

If you do end up switching, don’t forget to make a note of when your new deal ends – this will serve as a reminder to yourself to compare prices again to make sure you’re still on the best deal.

Best fibre optic broadband providers

1. Virgin Media – 5/5 stars

Average download speed: 466Mbps

Average monthly cost: £42

Complaints per 100k subscribers: 60

Our verdict

The 54% of homes eligible for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service can get some of the fastest broadband speeds available, and at 9p per Mbps (in other words, the average monthly cost divided by the average download speed), one of the best value services too.

Each tariff comes with the 11-antennae, dual-band Virgin Hub 3 router, or the Virgin Hub 4 version with its Gigabit tariff. Ofcom data puts Virgin Media bang on the national average for customer satisfaction.

2. BT – 5/5 stars

Average download speed: 448Mbps

Average monthly cost: £49.99

Complaints per 100k subscribers: 50

Our verdict

BT offers full-fibre tariffs with an average monthly cost of £49.99 and average speed of 448Mbps, giving you a cost-per-Mbps value of 11p. As with its standard fibre tariffs, the Stay Fast guarantee will get any speed issues resolved in 30 days or pay you £20 and allow you to exit your contract without penalty.

Ofcom’s 2020 Customer Satisfaction Tracker found 86% of BT customers were satisfied with its service.

3. EE – 5/5 stars

Average download speed: 448Mbps

Average monthly cost: £48.67

Complaints per 100k subscribers: 22

Our verdict

The mobile network cum broadband provider EE scores very highly for customer satisfaction, and with an average tariff price of £48.67 and average download speed of 448Mbps, it matches BT in value for money.

Each tariff comes with an EE Smart Hub router. The dual-band, seven-antennae hardware promises to manage connections intelligently and reach every room of your home.

4. Zen Internet – 5/5 stars

Average download speed: 450Mbps

Average monthly cost: £51.74

Complaints per 100k subscribers: Data not available

Our verdict

With speeds and prices to rival that of EE and BT in terms of value for money, Zen Internet is a strong contender. Tariffs start at £38.99 for speeds of 100Mbps and each come with a FRITZ!Box 7530 router that allows visitors to use your connection without having to share your wi-fi password.

Ofcom hasn’t published any customer satisfaction data for Zen Internet, but it scores well above average for broadband on TrustPilot at 4.1 stars.

5. TalkTalk – 4/5 stars

Average download speed: 272Mbps

Average monthly cost: £36

Complaints per 100k subscribers: 87

Our verdict

TalkTalk is the cheapest full fibre broadband provider on our list, but it does offer the lowest average speeds. Its two tariffs cost £32 and £40 per month respectively, and offer average speeds of up to 272Mbps. Subscribers get a D-Link router.

TalkTalk scored 78% in the overall satisfaction category of the Ofcom 2020 Customer Satisfaction Tracker, below the national average of 85%.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between fibre and copper broadband?

Using the internet involves sending and receiving data from your computer or mobile device. Generally speaking, there are two main ways to transmit data: copper (often referred to as ADSL) or fibre optic cables (and sometimes a combination of the two). There’s also satellite and mobile transmission which we look at below.

When transmitted using copper telephone wires, data is translated into and sent as pulses of electricity. Copper is an excellent conductor with relatively low electrical resistance making it a good medium for sending and receiving data.

Data sent via fibre optic cables moves at the speed of light resistance-free. This makes transmission much faster than copper broadband.

Copper broadband can transmit data up to 24 Megabits per second (Mbps). In contrast, fibre broadband can reach speeds in excess of 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) making it 40 times faster.

A hybrid copper and fibre connection type known as Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) uses fibre optics from an exchange to the nearest roadside cabinet and then copper cables to your home. Speeds are significantly faster than copper alone, topping out at around 80Mbps.

Fibre To The Home (FTTH) or Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), however, uses fibre optics all the way from the exchange to your home. This offers the fastest possible broadband connection with speeds possible in excess of 1Gbps.

What factors affect my broadband speed?

Other factors, as well as your connection, will determine your household’s broadband speed.

For example, wired connections may produce faster speeds than wireless ones. The more devices connected to your router, the slower your speed is likely to become.

You may also experience lag if many households are using the internet at the same time in your area. Peak hours tend to be in the evening between 7pm and 11pm.

Some factors are beyond your control. For example, the distance between your home and the cabinet affects copper or FTTC connections. Greater distance can mean slower speeds. Even the weather can affect copper cabling and cause problems.

Many broadband providers now offer speed guarantees. These pay compensation if your speed consistently falls below an agreed minimum. Customers are also allowed to leave contracts without penalty if things can’t be rectified.

What other types of broadband are there?

In addition to copper broadband, FTTC and FTTH/FTTP, there’s also satellite broadband and mobile broadband.

Satellite broadband uses the same technology used to receive satellite television like Sky. It can deliver download speeds of up to 300Mbps and is an alternative for people in rural areas where both conventional broadband and mobile broadband are too slow. It’s in something of a transitional period right now.

Mobile broadband is much more widely available and competitively priced. With the roll-out of 5G technology underway, average speeds are going to be climbing rapidly across the country. 4G connections offer download speeds of up to 100Mbps in ideal conditions, while 5G can theoretically offer speed greater than 700Mbps – that’s ten times faster than the average UK home broadband speed.

Will I need a different modem for fibre broadband?

If you’re upgrading from ADSL broadband to fibre broadband (FTTC or FTTH/FTTP), there’s an element of new gear that’s needed, but installation involves minimal disruption.

If you’re upgrading from FTTH/FTTP to FTTC, your master phone socket will need to be upgraded to an Optical Network Terminal (ONT). It’s a small white box that attaches to one of your interior walls close to a power socket. This is necessary to connect to the fibre cables that lead up to your property.

Does fibre broadband require a phone line?

FTTC and ADSL connections require a phone line because they use copper telephone cables to transmit data at least part of the way to its destination. FTTH/FTTP does not require a phone line since data is sent over fibre optic cables for its entire journey.

What does FTTN mean?

FTTN stands for Fibre To The Node, which essentially means the same as FTTC. Specifically, data is sent and received via fibre as far as your nearest roadside cabinet and copper telephone wires carry it from the cabinet to/from your home.

By: Holly Thomas 

Source: What is fibre broadband? | Evening Standard

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11 Reasons Why Your Online Company Needs a Virtual Office

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A virtual office can help your online business manage mail, take phone calls, provides you with space to hold meetings, and so much more. Modern businesses can run almost entirely online, and thrive through the internet business culture.

From e-commerce to freelance programming, businesses can easily thrive without booking a commercial location as a headquarters. It’s even possible to have a completely remote team, none of whom have ever seen each other in person.

However, there are some things that you can’t do with online platforms and virtual communication alone. Here at Forma, we know know that some aspects of business require a physical location, and many of them are not well-suited to using a home for that purpose. Even if your home is your official HQ, you’d likely rather not share that information with customers or business partners.

The simple addition of a virtual office to your business resources can provide everything you might need from a commercial office—without the hassle or expense of actually relocating your business or renting commercial real estate.

What is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office offers you everything but a desk with your name on it. It refers to a commercial office in a desirable part of town that does all the things an office ought to. With a virtual office package, you can access mail handling services, host on-site meetings or have a receptionist handle your calls.

The key difference is that the only people who work in the virtual office are office support staff. Everyone else—including all the businesses and their teams—simply use the office as an address, and as a shared office resource center. This is incredibly useful for online businesses that have no need to rent commercial office space.

We’re here to help businesses that share the Forma virtual office to save money on commercial rental, and the hassle of actually working in an office. While also providing all the perks of a fully staffed and highly effective office environment.

What an Online/ Remote Company Needs from a Physical Office

For self-employed persons and small business owners, there are benefits to be reaped from having a commercial office.

These include:

  • Increased credibility
  • Privacy (keeping your residential address private)
  • Access to receptionist services
  • Flexible access to office facilities

Benefits of a Commercial Address

The first major perk of working with a virtual office is that you can use the office address as the on-record address for your business.

Experienced entrepreneurs would probably know the value of having a prime business address. However, startups may be surprised by the impact this can create.

1. Customers Trust an Office Location

When a customer or business partner looks up your location, having a prime business address can make all the difference in the eyes of a prospective customer.

A commercial physical address builds trust through credibility, and projects a more professional image.

2. Commercial Office as Your Registered Address

You can also use the virtual office as your company’s official registered address. This is the address of the business location where your company is incorporated.

With Forma as your registered address, all documents on your business will be delivered to our central London location.

3. SEO Geolocation

One of the key benefits of using a virtual office address as the registered address of your business is SEO geolocation.

That’s because many online services still benefit from the ‘near me’ feature in search engines.

It allows prospective clients or business partners to seek out targets based on where they are located. Virtual offices are most useful when they are located in the heart of the nearest city—especially if you run the business from a home that’s located out of town, or in a suburb.

With our virtual office location, your business will appear to be located in EC1 central London, surrounded by potential clients. As businesses increasingly go digital, the value that a well-placed SEO geolocator pin brings can’t be overlooked.

4. Keep Your Home Address Private

A final bonus to the virtual location is that your home address no longer has to appear anywhere in any business documentation.

You won’t need to list it on the website, business partners won’t need it to send packages or mail. Even if you are still running the business from your home, your home address will be kept private.

Hosting Clients in a Virtual Office

Of course, the benefits of working with a virtual office doesn’t stop at simply having access to a virtual address. You’ll also gain access to a physical workspace and office amenities.

Forma’s virtual office package provides access to elegant meeting areas, conference rooms, mail handling services and professional reception staff.

5. Conduct Meetings in a Real Office Space

When you need to meet a new client, you’re unlikely to want to hold a meeting at your home. Yet, meeting up at a cafe isn’t always conducive either.

With our virtual office, you can access formal meeting spaces, where clients will feel comfortable and relaxed. You’ll also be able to access a range of office equipment if needed.

6. Book a Conference Room When Needed

Whether you’re holding an all-hands staff meeting to cover important business plans, or meeting with a group of prospective clients or business partners, you can easily access conference rooms that are booked by the hour.

Our conference rooms and meeting spaces and well-appointed and fully equipped, which lends credibility to your business.

7. Unexpected Visitors Greeted in a Real Office

Let’s say a customer comes looking for you unannounced, and arrives without an appointment at your business’s listed address.

Here’s where our virtual office offering comes into the picture.

Rather than arriving confused at your home and wondering if they have gotten the wrong address, your customers will instead arrive at a well-appointed office and be greeted by our receptionist.

The Perks of Having a Virtual Office

Online businesses often miss out on the niceties of working in a fully staffed city office, such as having a receptionist handle your routine calls and emails, a working mail room, or access to other business professionals to ask for advice.

At Forma, we strive to provide these services to online businesses:

8. Phone & Email Reception Services

We are fully staffed with the support personnel that every office needs to survive.

Our receptionist is available to answer your business calls and emails, and will only send along the important details so you’re able to focus on running your business.

9. Business Mail & Package Forwarding

A key concern for businesses using a virtual office is having their mail or packages delivered to their virtual office address—and not their home address (where they’re mainly working from).

That’s not something you need to worry about when you sign up with Forma. We receive your mail personally (not through a PO box), and we also offer a mail forwarding service—so that once the packages arrive at your listed address, they will be sent on to your functional address post haste.

This ensures that you get all your mail and packages where you need them— while still gaining all the benefit of using a commercial address.

10. Local Telephone Number

While phone locality hardly matters in a functional sense, it can lend credibility to your business among local clients. When you join our virtual office, you will also gain the benefit of a local business number that prospective clients are familiar with, and trust.

11. Unlimited Business Advice

Every business owner, big or small, new or established, needs advice from time to time. Particularly when navigating the maze of paperwork and taxes that keep a business afloat.

Not all virtual offices offer this service, but some may offer access to, or advice from their own team of financial and legal staff. At Forma, we’ll gladly provide you with unlimited practical advice and small business resources on how to navigate your finances and the small business legal landscape.

In conclusion

A thriving online business is a powerful thing in today’s world, but you still need a commercial office as your headquarters.

With our virtual office service, you don’t have to break the bank or uproot your operations to acquire a physical office space—yet you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits that come with having a prime business address.

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By: Chris Andreou

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How Bots Corrupted Advertising

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Botmasters have created a Kafkaesque system where companies are paying huge sums to show their ads to bots. And everyone is fine with this. When Aleksandr Zhukov went on trial last year, he stood accused of defrauding US companies, including The New York Times and pet care brand Purina, out of millions of dollars. According to the court, the then 41-year-old set up a company that promised to show online adverts to humans, but he instead placed those adverts on an elaborate network of fake websites where they were seen only by bots.

Yet Zhukov’s defense did not center around his innocence or his remorse. Rather, he said he was giving the online economy exactly what it wanted: cheap traffic, whatever the source. “There was nothing to conceal,” he said on the stand in May 2021. “We were making business. We are not making scam or fraud.” The federal courthouse in Brooklyn disagreed and, in November 2021, Zhukov was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

By extraditing the Russian cybercriminal from Bulgaria, the US justice system sent a message that this type of crime has consequences. Yet Zhukov’s testimony hints at an uncomfortable truth: The online economy is willing to look the other way while bots distort it and line the pockets of cybercriminals. The Elon Musk v. Twitter trial is set to resurrect such concerns.

Musk, who claims that Twitter has undercounted millions of fake accounts on its platform, was handed extra ammunition when Twitter’s former head of security Peiter Zatko, known as Mudge, turned whistleblower in August. Mudge claimed that executives’ bonuses were tied to increases in daily users, meaning they had no incentive to crack down on bots—an allegation Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agrawal, has denied.

Bots are polluting the internet. Fake online users make up as much as 40 percent of all web traffic, according to some estimates. Researchers specializing in advertising fraud describe a Kafkaesque system where businesses pay millions to advertise to bots and research their “opinions.” Yet the digital advertising industry has grown so accustomed to working with inflated numbers that few are willing to unmask the fake clicks powering large swathes of the online economy.

In June, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), a US industry group, published a blog post that estimated that ad fraud is costing US advertisers $120 billion each year. Hours after it was published, those statements were removed. John Wolfe, the ANA’s director of communications, tells WIRED that the figures were removed because they were out of date, but declines to provide any new figures.

Zhukov’s trial established how the trade in fake clicks works. Between 2014 and 2016, the so-called King of Fraud—a name he gave himself in a text message, revealed in court—ran an advertising network called Media Methane, which received payments from other advertising networks in return for placing brand’s adverts on websites. But the company did not place those adverts on real websites. Instead it created fake ones, spoofing more than 6,000 domains.

It then rented 2,000 computer servers in Texas and Amsterdam and programmed them to simulate the way a human would act on a website—using a fake mouse to scroll the fake website and falsely appearing to be signed in to Facebook. “As a result of this elaborate scheme, the defendant falsified billions of ad views and caused businesses to pay more than $7 million for ads that were never actually viewed by real human internet users,” the Department of Justice said.

Although The New York Times was named as a “victim” by the Justice Department, the publication declined to clarify whether it paid for fake ad views or whether its website was spoofed by one of Zhukov’s fake sites. Nestlé, the parent company of Purina, did not respond to a request for comment. Some companies have taken matters into their own hands. In 2017 Uber sued one of its advertising agencies for charging it for ads that were not seen by real people or placed on real websites.

The case started when Uber pulled all online advertising and discovered barely any drop in app installs or sales. Why? Some claim online ads target people who already plan on buying that product or service. Others argue that ads often target bots. But it’s hard to get a straight answer. Companies paying for advertising have an incentive to play down the number of bots to conceal how much cash they’re wasting. And cybersecurity companies have an incentive to exaggerate numbers to sell anti-bot products.

The technology to detect and block bots already exists, says Sandy Carielli, a principal analyst specializing in cybersecurity at the consultancy firm Forrester. But companies can be unwilling to investigate traffic that, on-the-surface, makes their website look popular, she says. “Keep in mind if you cut off the bots and it turns out that a large amount of traffic on your site is generated by bots, that’s going to influence your performance numbers.”

Advertising didn’t always used to be like this. Augustine Fou, who has been a digital marketer for 25 years, says that in the past decade there’s been an explosion in fake traffic. Fou believes the industry was corrupted around a decade ago, when a series of opaque middlemen entered the scene. “Prior to that, advertisers would buy ads from publishers like The New York Times,” he says. But now it’s typical for brands to approach a digital ad exchange—which facilitates the buying and selling of advertising from different ad networks—to place their adverts on huge numbers of websites and apps. And it is this part of the system that has become vulnerable to bots, claims Fou.

The exchanges have deliberately looked the other way when there are fraudulent sites and mobile apps that become part of that exchange,” he claims. Google and Facebook are among the companies that run these exchanges alongside other listed US companies such as Pubmatic and Magnite. “The ad exchanges don’t want to solve fraud because fraud generates so much volume,” Fou claims.

“And the exchanges essentially make more money when more volume passes through their platforms.” None of the exchanges responded to requests for comment. And it’s not just the exchanges seemingly dodging the fraud issue. Advertisers are also reluctant, says Fou. “It’s too embarrassing for them to admit that they purchased fraudulent inventory.” He cites one rare attempt to sue by Uber, after it discovered Austin-based advertising company Phunware was selling fake app installs using bots.

“Most of the Uber app installations that Phunware claimed to have delivered were generated by a fraudulent process known as ‘click flooding,’ which reports a higher number of clicks than those occurring,” Uber’s law firm Reed Smith said after winning the fraud suit.

“Many still think ad fraud is a victimless crime,” says Fou. “After all, who cares if big brands waste their money showing ads to bots?” But the industry is letting ad dollars flow into the pockets of cybercriminals, he adds, who can then use it to fund other illicit activities. It’s a major problem, he argues. “One that no one talks about, no one writes about, everyone thinks it’s someone else’s problem.”

By:Morgan Meaker

Morgan Meaker is a senior writer at WIRED covering European business. Before that, she was a technology reporter at The Telegraph and also worked for Dutch magazine De Correspondent. In 2019 she won Technology Journalist of the Year at the Words by Women Awards.

Source: How Bots Corrupted Advertising | WIRED

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Better Broadband: CableLabs Showcases 10G, The Cable Connection of The Future

There’s something in the air in Louisville, Colorado or more specifically, in the wires. Humming along miles of networking cabling, zipping through signal repeaters: It’s the future of the Internet.

On Thursday morning at the home of CableLabs — which bills itself as “the leading innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry” — network engineers and representatives from some of the country’s top internet providers came together to showcase some of the fastest speeds they’ve ever transmitted: 8Gbps downloads and 5Gpbs uploads, using the world’s only DOCSIS 4.0 modem and a series of networking technologies that CableLabs calls 10G.

“Besides the people in the labs, nobody has seen this,” said Curtis Knittle, CableLabs vice president of wired technology.

In a closed showroom before a handful of people, engineers and tech experts showed off a demo seemingly worthy of a high-school AV club: gobs of networking cable linking a unique, handmade modem via a series of amplifiers and repeaters. It was a showcase for 10G, the next great leap for broadband internet access, and the blazing, 10-fold increase in speeds promised to homes across America.

Crucially, 10G promises dramatically faster speeds across existing hardware. While you probably subscribe to a 300Mbps or 600Mbps service through your cable provider, your modem can do better – but only so far. Existing connections max out at a theoretical 1.5Gbps. 10G tech will amp it up, and engineers won’t need to dig up the street near you to boost your broadband.

In theory, anyway, although the cable companies themselves will need to install an updated amplifier or two along the way to your house and you may need a new modem.

“We’re super excited about what’s coming,” said Stephanie Michko-Beale, EVP and Chief Technology Officer for Charter Communications. “This suite of technologies is transformational.”

“We’re certainly very enthusiastic about what we’ve seen,” said Len Barlik, EVP and Chief Technology Officer for Cox Communications. “From a customer experience perspective, we know there’s a lot of demand for this moving forward.”

In a press release announcing the tests, Elad Nafshi, EVP & Chief Network Officer at Comcast Cable, echoed their comments and touted the advancements. “These 10G technologies represent the fastest, most efficient path to deliver multigigabit symmetrical speeds at scale everywhere, not just in select neighborhoods or towns.”

“The pace of 10G innovation is only accelerating, and Internet users around the world will reap the benefits.”

When asked, none of the company representatives were willing to state a timeline for release of new DOCSIS 4.0 modems or the 10G service, but that’s to be expected: The tech was being shown off for the first time. It’s likely years down the road. So what is it exactly?

Knittle from CableLabs called 10G a “holistic umbrella” — more than just a new modem or better coax cable. There’s DOCSIS 4.0, a new standard for the cable modem. DOCSIS 3 and its 3.1 evolution have been growing and changing for over a decade; TechRadar wrote about its promise back in 2010. DOCSIS 4.0 or full-duplex DOCSIS was officially released in 2017, but good luck finding a modem or a carrier to support it yet.

The 4.0 spec brings those blazing speeds, most notably the upload. You’ve probably noticed that your upload speeds are dramatically slower than your download speeds, and it’s not just your computer. 4.0 doesn’t quite bring parity, but it will significantly increase the theoretical maximums to 6Gbps, by sending uploads and downloads along the same spectrum within the fiber optic cables.

10G technology also brings new technologies to boost reliability and security, CableLabs says, and decreases the latency in connections, which should facilitate gaming, interactive AR (that metaverse thing everyone’s talking about), and other internet activities that rely on precision.

Jeremy Kaplan

By: Jeremy Kaplan

After 25 years covering the technology industry, Jeremy Kaplan is a familiar face in the media world. As Content Director for TechRadar, he oversees product development and quality. He was formerly Editor in Chief of Digital Trends, where he transformed a niche publisher into one of the fastest growing properties in digital media. Before that, he spent half a decade at one of the largest news agencies in the world, and cut his teeth in magazine business, long before the birth of the iPhone. In 2019, he was named to the FOLIO: 100, which honors publishing professionals making an industry-wide impact.

Source: Better broadband: CableLabs showcases 10G, the cable connection of the future | TechRadar

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The Pandemic Turned LinkedIn Into One of The Wildest Places on The Internet

COVID-19 is raging again, but you would barely know it scrolling through LinkedIn. Inside the social network for business professionals, everyone is constantly humbled, thrilled or honoured. Occasionally, they’re all three at the very same time.

By what, exactly? Their latest promotion. Or their newest client. Sometimes their most-recent deal. They always want you to know they were “humbled by the opportunity” and “grateful for the experience.” Often they’ll attach a glamour shot so you can see for yourself. Won an internal award for overseeing a product launch? Better post a photo holding the plaque.

The humblebrags are just the start of it. On LinkedIn there’s now everything from pregnancy announcements to weight-loss achievements, and people you barely know will write mini-essays about getting fired. They’ll also pen public love letters explaining why they absolutely, positively adore their jobs.

I’ve spent the past few months scrolling through this jungle to decipher whether it was always like this, and I just hadn’t noticed, or if something truly had changed. The very non-academic verdict: There’s been a remarkable shift, and LinkedIn has morphed into one of the wildest places on the internet.

Much of it is thanks to the pandemic. Stuck working from home, white-collar workers have been desperate for stimulation. LinkedIn says user engagement nearly doubled in 2020, relative to the year prior, and in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 there was a 35-per-cent jump in public conversations – that is, posts, comments and reactions – relative to the same period in 2020.

Early in the pandemic, this was comforting. “When COVID hit and there was far less opportunity for social interaction – going out to conferences, meeting people, going to church – I was looking for a replacement,” says Richard Rémillard, a consultant and former executive director of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.

“I’ve got a Facebook account, too, but it’s me going mushroom hunting north of Ottawa.”

Mr. Rémillard is a LinkedIn power user who pops up in my news feed daily. He says his goal has been sensible debate about business issues. It’s a lost dream. “The celebratory aspect of Linkedin has taken over entirely.”

It’s been quite the evolution. In its early days, LinkedIn was seen as a simple way to keep in contact with people from your personal network. Barely anything happened on it. You’d get a request to connect, accept, and then it was mostly radio silence.

If you cared to search around, you could get a few brief updates on former colleagues or classmates who had started new jobs, but the updates were all made with tact. The real value in LinkedIn was for recruiters and headhunters, because it was their dream database.

Around 2014, there was a noticeable shift and the service started to look more like a social-media platform, with LinkedIn pushing a steady stream of content on its news feed to give users something to keep coming back for. Staying true to its roots, LinkedIn invited business leaders to participate by developing relationships with corporate communications teams, and CEOs started posting quarterly updates and personal stories.

Most were boring, likely because human-resources departments and lawyers love to suck the fun out of everything. CEOs also rarely seemed to write the posts themselves – that’s what communications teams are for. But LinkedIn took pride in being a place for civil discourse.

“When people start talking about politics, you see this flood of comments beneath what they are writing, saying, ‘This isn’t Facebook. Please don’t put that here,’ ” LinkedIn’s editor-in-chief Daniel Roth said on the Recode podcast five years ago.

He also noted that ordinary users tended to self-censor. “When you write or share or comment on LinkedIn, your boss sees it, your employees see it, your future business partners see it,” he added, “so people tend to be much more careful about what they say.”

A lot has changed since then, including ownership. Microsoft Corp. bought LinkedIn for US$26-billion in 2016, and there’s also been the influencer revolution, in which individuals promote brands through their social-media accounts. It’s more common now to blur personal and professional worlds.

And then there’s the pandemic. So much of the content LinkedIn users post is the stuff they used to brag or vent about in person, to a small group. Food courts used to be lovely hotbeds of gossip. But that’s been taken away, so now people post for the world to see – with their job titles and company names attached.

I know my frustration about this is child’s play relative to what hospital staff are dealing with right now. But it also feels as if LinkedIn is on the precipice of devolving into something very dark. Scroll through the news feed for long enough and it becomes pretty rage inducing, and there have already been instances of bragging causing outrages, such as when law students bragged about the summer jobs they snagged – leaving their classmates feeling like crap.

What used to be a recruiting platform is far from it today, and that vice-president you barely know, who’s acting like one of your aunties on Facebook who just can’t help but post, is probably affecting you more than you think.

By: Tim Kiladz

Source: Opinion: The pandemic turned LinkedIn into one of the wildest places on the internet – The Globe and Mail

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