If it feels like you've been waiting forever for Google Fiber, you're not alone. It has, after all, been more than a decade since Google's announcement that "fiber is coming." To be fair, Google Fiber is long established in some areas. Before temporarily halting fiber expansion in 2016, the company brought service to 11 major US markets. Even in those cities though, Google's internet service didn't reach all, or even most, households, leaving many wondering when and if their neighborhood would be eligible for service. Meanwhile, residents of 34 other metropolitan areas who were teased with the possibility of getting Google Fiber early on are still wondering if it will come to their city at all. So what's going on with Google Fiber? A decade of deployment Let's start with where Google Fiber has successfully established service. In addition to Kansas City, Google Fiber's inaugural location, the service is also currently available in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; Orange … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Google Fiber?
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Now that's the spirit. A group of middle schoolers who watched a rocket explode as it was carrying their science project to the International Space Station on Tuesday night immediately asked their principal if they could try it again. The students, who gathered at Hobby Middle School in San Antonio to watch their project take flight, were described as "resilient" by the school's principal, Lawrence Carranco, according to the San Antonio Express-News . The Antares rocket, which was operated by Orbital Sciences, went up in flames just six seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The unmanned rocket was carrying a Cygnus spacecraft that was supposed to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on a routine mission. One-third of that cargo was made up of science experiments — exactly 1,602.8 pounds of them, according to NASA's cargo manifest . That payload included a "multitude of student investigations" that aimed to examine the … [Read more...] about Students who watched science project explode on rocket ask to try again
AT&T has added Chicago and Minneapolis to its 2019 roadmap of 5G network services, which will be deployed over the next few months. The two newly announced cities join Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Nashville, which are also due to be switched on in the first half of 2019. AT&T announced its 5G network going live in mid-December in parts of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, Atlanta, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and Raleigh. With 5G smartphones not yet available, AT&T is instead providing a Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot that uses the carrier's advanced LTE and millimetre-wave (mmWave)-based 5G mobile network. Existing smartphones will be able to connect to the Netgear hotspot. "It's been about 50 days since we've introduced our mobile 5G+ mmWave network and a 5G capable mobile hotspot to customers. As the 5G leader in the US, we are pushing the industry and driving … [Read more...] about AT&T adds Chicago and Minneapolis to 5G rollout
AUSTIN, Texas — If you want to make it in America as a pro athlete, the playbook's pretty simple: Get to the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL or (lately) MLS. But lacrosse players, women's softball players, curlers and others in less-celebrated team sports ? They all need day jobs to support their athletic habits. That thinking is almost always correct — but not quite always. A select few American athletes do make a living off the sports that never hit talk radio. But it's not just because they're extra talented; it's because they're extra strategic. See also: A YouTube Legend Battles for His Basketball Future Paul Rabil is one of those athletes. America's average self-proclaimed sports nut probably doesn't know the man's name, but Rabil plays for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). After he first turned pro — even though he was drafted first overall by the Cannons following a stellar career at Johns Hopkins University — Rabil moonlighted for a real estate company. … [Read more...] about How to Make It in America (in a Sport That Gets No Love)
When Lindsey Vonn announced that a lingering knee injury will force her to miss the Winter Olympics , many began to wonder who on the American squad will fill her popularity vacuum in Sochi, Russia next month. Shaun White, an action-sports icon since his teen years, is one popular choice. Lolo Jones , the hurdler-turned-bobsledder who became a media darling during the 2012 Olympics, is another possibility. See also: This Mom Is the Most Inspiring Olympic Hopeful You've Never Heard Of But perhaps American sports fans should instead consider a motley crew composed of the unlikeliest of parts: a restaurant manager, a middle-school science teacher, an engineer and a college student. Together, they make up the U.S. men's curling team that will compete this February in Sochi. Unlike the Games' biggest stars, the American curlers' workaday existences will be interrupted by bright lights, international coverage and — just maybe — glory for one brief moment when their … [Read more...] about The 4 Normal Guys Who Just Happen to Be Olympic Curlers