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Boffins supercharge the 'hosts' file to save users plagued by DNS outages

Chinese Academy of Sciences thinks it has a way to give DNS a backup

nbn™ demos gigabit-speed fixed wireless services

nbn™ still thinks hardly anyone needs gigabit broadband but wants to show it's ready anyway

Exploding femtocells: No need for a full recall, says Vodafone

Change yours if you're worried, but operator insists issue is limited to earlier models

Ofcom chisels away at BT Openreach's cold, dead hands

We WILL make you open up infrastructure access, vows regulator

Riverbed slurps Xirrus to take SD-WAN all the way to Wi-Fi

Because internet things should probably talk on secure virtual networks, not punter-grade WiFi

nbn™ joins standards body CableLabs

Yet more evidence that nbn™ just won't change its mind and build fibre-to-the-premises

NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

Research org releases VM to let you simulate it, plus other interplanetary networks

RIP Bob Taylor: Internet, desktop PC pioneer powers down at 85

Obit Ex-NASA manager oversaw tech that grew into today's web, OSes

Big Internet warns FCC's Pai: We will fight you all the way on net neutrality

Ugly confrontation coming up this year

No more IP addresses for countries that shut down internet access

Afrinic mulls punitive policy for errant governments

Half of mobe, broadband customers unhappy with how complaints handled

Tsk tsk, Virgin Media and TalkTalk, tsk tsk

BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

Some 12 million calls made in the first week of March

Intel's buggy Puma 6 chipset earns Arris a gigabit-modem lawsuit

Laggy silicon at heart of broadband boxes lands gateway maker in court

Finally a reason not to bother with IPv6: Uh, security concerns...?

NATO cybersecurity bods warn about transition to new protocol

Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

Area with just 8,000 residents to benefit from small cell

RootMetrics finds provinces stagger to 4G

Real progress, but it's patchy

FCC Commish: Hey, don't look at me – Congress should sort out net neutrality mess

O'Rielly tests the waters as watchdog boss Pai pushes economic angle

Optical boffins tweak antennae with photons so MIMO can make WiFi serve more masters

And also to make 5G sing, and cary radar so it can spot missiles at Mach 4

Free Range Routing project takes aim at Cisco with server-as-router project

'Quagga' gets new name, code injection from Linux Foundation, Cumulus and pals

Cisco boxen hang after 213-and-a-half days

ASA and Firepower kit have death clock. Fix it by rebooting

Trump sets sights on net neutrality

World Wide Web Foundation not happy

US cops, firefighters to get new emergency wireless network – AT&T to get $6.5bn

Telco lands mega-deal to host first responders' broadband

Extreme Networks to splash $55m on Brocade's data centre biz

Further beefs up to take on the might of Cisco

Chinese giant ZTE slips off US export sh*tlist – and it only cost $900m

Tech dragon cleared after admitting to sanction violations

ETSI widens scope of mobile edge standard

Mobile base stations to be treated as computers in their own right

So my ISP can now sell my browsing history – what can I do?

Find a good VPN

I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

Not exactly getting with the program

Ex-broadband biz 186k hit by major outage

You mean they still have some customers left?

Brit telcos will waive early termination fees for military personnel

Good news for those posted to Benbecula or Mount Pleasant?

nbn™ builder prioritises easy premises, because it must work like that

Don't criticise CEO Morrow for keeping the build moving

Oz companies fume as Enetica outage enters its second day

Hosting service's access to .au registry suspended

Always wanted to build an imaginary hyperscale network? Now, you can

MIT's Flexplane: design on the fly without breaking the network

Juniper emits heavy duty photonic interconnect with a cloudy tinge

Software-defined-networks from photons up to Layer 3

Nokia blasts 250 Gbps across Atlantic in optical test for Facebook

Boosted capacity of existing fibre by 2.5x. Coming soon: 32 Tbps per fibre

A router with a fear of heights? Yup. It's a thing

Cisco shipped PSUs that like it low and slow, which is bad news for mountainous networks

Shine on, you crazy Eind minds: Boffins fire out 43Gbps infrared 'Wi-Fi'

Super fast but you'll need line-of-sight

Cisco wireless, cloud management on this week's must-patch list

The Borg's 'This kit has Struts 2 trouble' list is also getting longer

San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet access

City puts together team to bring 1Gbps dark fiber to Bay Area

Sources: Liberty Global, Vodafone take seats at negotiating table AGAIN

Exclusive Newbury HQ awash with tie up talk

Speaking in Tech: WTH! Bitcoin costs more than Visa transaction?

Podcast Minor miner revolt as blockchain gets (artificially) backed up

UK's BT Openreach settlement highlights wider issues of 5G convergence

Comment What do we need? High capacity. When do we need it? Soon

Do you use .home and .mail on your network? ICANN mulls .corp, .mail, .home dot-word domains

'High risk' gTLDs pondered by money-loving DNS overseer

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