Monthly Archives: May 2014

FCC may re-define “broadband” as 10Mbps to reflect actual Internet usage

The Federal Communications Commission defines "broadband" Internet as bandwidth of 4Mbps downstream and 1Mbps up. But many Internet services want consumers to use more than that. Netflix, for example, recommends 5Mbps for high-definition video and 25Mbps for "Ultra HD 4K" quality. The FCC is thus considering raising the definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps or…
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Healthcare Sector More Vulnerable than Retail to Cybersecurity Risks

The health care and retail sectors are particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks, according to a study released this week by security ratings provider BitSight. The study examined security performance across four different sectors between April 2013 and March 2014 to find quantifiable differences. Companies receive scores between 250 and 900 from BitSight based on security…
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