Internet access

'Terror suspect can't go to McDonald’s because it has internet access'

'Terror suspect can't go to McDonald’s because it has internet access'

The man is being probed for ‘terrorism'. 

Nov 25, 2017, 21:40 PM IST

India’s GDP could increase by an extra $1 trillion by 2020 if Indians get online

The Facebook report said that global GDP could grow by an additional $6.7 trillion by 2020, if the internet reaches every human being.

May 30, 2016, 15:36 PM IST
Facebook developing novel technology for better Internet.org access

Facebook developing novel technology for better Internet.org access

The Connectivity Lab is reportedly working on several such projects, including systems that would provide connections through satellites or drone-mounted lasers.

Feb 11, 2016, 16:02 PM IST
Disappointed but will not give up, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on TRAI decision

Disappointed but will not give up, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on TRAI decision

Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook's work with Internet.org around the world has already improved many people's lives.

Feb 09, 2016, 08:53 AM IST
620 million Chinese surf internet via phone

620 million Chinese surf internet via phone

Internet coverage expansion has helped improve public services, living standards, and e-commerce.

Jan 24, 2016, 16:13 PM IST
Does the Internet make you doubt your knowledge?

Does the Internet make you doubt your knowledge?

The increasing dependence on internet makes us less confident leading us to doubt ourselves.

Dec 09, 2015, 20:00 PM IST
India is second most ignorant nation of the world: Survey

India is second most ignorant nation of the world: Survey

The survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, a London-based market research firm, polled 25,000 people from 33 countries.

Dec 06, 2015, 20:43 PM IST
Microsoft launches fund for affordable Internet access

Microsoft launches fund for affordable Internet access

Technology giant Microsoft has launched a new fund to invest in companies working on solutions to bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets.

Nov 16, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
Facebook to provide free internet to Africa with satellites

Facebook to provide free internet to Africa with satellites

Facebook is teaming up with Eutelsat in an attempt to deliver free Internet to sub-Saharan Africa using an AMOS-6 satellite.

Oct 06, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Greater internet access ups racial hate crimes: Study

Broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the US during the period 2001-2008, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Sep 29, 2015, 14:53 PM IST
Internet growth slows; most people still offline: UN

Internet growth slows; most people still offline: UN

Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world`s population is still offline, the United Nations Broadband Commission said on Monday.

Sep 21, 2015, 16:10 PM IST
Net neutrality for operators limiting Internet access: Facebook

Net neutrality for operators limiting Internet access: Facebook

Defending its free Internet platform internet.Org, Facebook today said net neutrality principle arose when operators started selling different levels of speed to provide faster access to certain services.

Sep 18, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org

Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org

A year after Facebook introduced Internet.Org, the company is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to offer free Internet access to basic online services and hopes to add more 4.5 billion users.

Jul 29, 2015, 00:05 AM IST

Cuba`s new wifi hotspots attract eager users

Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba`s capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new wifi hotspot -- a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.

Jul 03, 2015, 10:02 AM IST
Only 20 percent Indians have access to Internet: Study

Only 20 percent Indians have access to Internet: Study

Only 20 per cent in India have access to the internet at least occasionally while a mere 14 per cent own a smartphone, a new study conducted across 32 emerging and developing nations has found.

Mar 23, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

FinMin restricts Internet access for director-level officers

Amid a CBI probe into leakage of secret documents, Finance Ministry has clamped down on the use of Internet and private emails by those up to the director level in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), restricting the access only to official mails and government websites.

Mar 18, 2015, 19:44 PM IST
Zuckerberg lauds telcos for connecting more people to Net

Zuckerberg lauds telcos for connecting more people to Net

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday offered to partner with telecom operators to expand internet access, while lauding the efforts of Indian giant Airtel and other telcos on this front.

Mar 03, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Largest satellite network to provide global internet access

A firm backed by Virgin and Qualcomm is planning to launch the world's largest-ever satellite network to provide high-speed internet access around the world.

Jan 19, 2015, 14:24 PM IST
Richard Branson plans to build `satellite constellations` to provide internet access to all

Richard Branson plans to build `satellite constellations` to provide internet access to all

After venturing into space business, Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, is now pouring money into OneWeb, a satellite-internet company owned by former Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler.

Jan 16, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

Cuba, amid the censorship, wades into WiFi

Cuba, where Internet access is largely limited to government employees and pricey pay-by-hour public access, plans to start offering wireless service for the first time this month, officials said on Saturday.

Jan 11, 2015, 03:34 AM IST