Fibre-to-the-Home coming to St. John’s

Bell Aliant said today it will spend $22 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to approximately 60,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s Newfoundland.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

Internet now has over 205 million domains

The number of Internet domain names grew by nearly 3.5 million in the final three months of 2010 according to Verisign’s Domain Name Industry Brief released today.

The report says the total number of registered domains increased by 12.1 million names or 6.3 percent during 2010 bringing the number of registered domain names across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) to 205.3 million.

Two out of three Americans have access to broadband internet

The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically in the United States over the last year according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The researchers found that two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009.

World Wide Web surpasses 193 million domains

The World Wide Web grew by 1 million domain names in the first quarter of 2010, according to the “Domain Name Industry Brief” report out this week from Verisign.

The report finds the number of registered domain names ended the first quarter of 2010 with a base of more than 193 million domain name registrations, an increase of 11 million domain name registrations, or 6 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2009.

Sixty percent of Americans get their news both online and offline

According to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the overwhelming majority of Americans (92%) use multiple platforms to get their daily news with the internet now being the third most-popular news platform.

Olympic communications network delivers record numbers

Canadians are well aware of the tremendous achievements by our Olympic athletes but another incredible achievement is the telecommunications network put into place the Vancouver Olympic organization.

NRO warns the world is running out of internet addresses

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the coordinating group that oversees the allocation of Internet number resources around the world, announced today that less than 10 percent of available IPv4 addresses remain unallocated.

The group is warning that with so few IPv4 addresses remaining, immediate planning for the implementation of the next-generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) is now required or the world could run out of internet addresses.

Four out of five Canadian have internet access at home

A telephone survey conducted by Ipsos Reid has found that over four in five Canadians (82%) now have Internet access at home.

The researchers say this represents a 6% increase from the second quarter of 2008 and a 4% increase from six months earlier.

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