LAN & WAN - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • 6 cool things learned from the National Broadband Map

    Now that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has launched its <a href="">National Broadband Map</a>, it's time to comb through the data to see what we can learn about broadband in the United States.

  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable sign on for 24-hour IPv6 trial

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable have joined the throng of network vendors that are participating in World <a href="">IPv6</a> Day, a 24-hour trial of the next-generation Internet protocol scheduled for June 8.

  • FCoE: From fee to free

    With demand for FCoE more sluggish than vendors had hoped, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and adapter makers are making it available for free.

  • Suddenly everybody's selling IPv6

    For IT professionals and network industry vendors alike, the events of last week represent a game changer regarding IPv6, which was developed in 1998 but has scarcely been deployed. 

  • NIST targeting millions in funding for tech R&D

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week launched a new competition for grants to support new or expanded R&amp;D facilities as well as a three-year plan outlining its R&amp;D funding direction.

  • Verizon Wireless puts bandwidth hogs on a data diet

    Verizon will throttle back bandwidth available to the biggest data hogs on its <a href=";ap1=rcb">wireless network</a> in what it calls an effort to keep up service quality for everybody else.

  • Juniper changes course, accelerates IPv6 support

    Juniper Networks is accelerating its plan to support IPv6 on its public-facing website and Web services, following criticism that the router maker was lagging rivals including Cisco Systems and Brocade Networks in this critical area.

  • Comcast claims another IPv6 first

    Comcast is the first cable operator in the United States to provide its cable modem customers with a production-quality service that supports the next-generation Internet Protocol known as IPv6.