Alexandria, Virginia lost out in its bid to get Google Fiber to Kansas City a couple of years ago. The Washington Post has an update on how it is going in Kansas City now that all of the holes are dug and people are getting connected at speeds 100x faster than what you're used to.
For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
A spoof of an ASPCA Sarah McLachlan ad which my wife and I laughed hysterically at. Enjoy. (H/T HolyCoast.com)
As Ronald Reagan once said, ‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are – I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.’ Via Instpundit, Mathew Ingram atr Gigaom explains how Congress may have just recently declared war on the internet.