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AT&T’s AirGig could change how it delivers fast Internet

AT&T raised a few eyebrows last fall when it announced experimental technology to deliver speedy “multi-gigabit” wireless Internet over existing power lines. Now that potential solution, called Project AirGig, appears much closer to becoming reality, and has moved well beyond the experimental stage. AT&T says it is having “advanced discussions” with power companies to begin field trials of Project AirGig in at least two locations by the fall, and if all goes well, commercial deployment could occur within 9 to 12 months. One of the trials will be in the U.S.; a second could be outside the country.

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8 frustrating Google Chrome irritations and how to fix them

Chrome may be the most-used browser in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Far from it. Despite receiving over 50 updates over the years, Google’s browser still harbors several rough edges and idiosyncrasies that can make for a less than optimal online experience. A lot of articles show you how to fiddle with the browser in exotic ways. Not this one. Here, we’ll show you how to make Chrome less annoying—and that sweet, serene sanity is worth more than a thousand experimental features.

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The meteoric rise of SD-WAN: what is driving market demand?

By now, you have probably stumbled upon the term Software-Defined Wide Area Network (or SD-WAN). But SD-WAN is not just another buzzword, and it has quickly gained traction among CIOs. The reason being, SD-WAN enables CIOs to confidently consider hybrid WAN deployments that make the best of the ubiquitous and inexpensive nature of the Internet and the privacy and reliability of MPLS links.

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