Verizon announced that one of its FiOS business customers was able to eke out nearly gigabit speeds. That may sound like nerd-speak, but it's the future, and it's going to change the way you do everything from watching movies to buying computers. Here's how.
Inhabitants of the picturesque village of Woolhampton, 50 miles west of London, are set to be guinea pigs for an interesting broadband experiment. Virgin Media is to trial running fiber-optic cables from telegraph poles, piping ultra-fast broadband direct to the villagers' homes.