Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, engineering, cabling and other components that go into building networking for internet and other communications services. Today comes one more advance on that front: Facebook and the TIP are working… Read More
Plan for the worst, keep talking, and be prepared to slow down. The post How San Francisco Kept Moving Through Its Massive #PowerOutage appeared first on WIRED.
Mirantis, one of the earliest players in the OpenStack ecosystem, today announced that it will end-of-life Mirantis OpenStack support in September 2019. The Mirantis Cloud Platform, which combines OpenStack with the Kubernetes container platform (or which could even be used to run Kubernetes separately), is going to take its place. While Mirantis is obviously not getting out of the OpenStack… Read More
The future of road funding beckons. The post Trump’s $1 Trillion Bill Can’t Fix US Roads—These Ideas Could appeared first on WIRED.
The scope and intractability of America’s infrastructure problem makes the siren song of the hyperloop extra alluring. The post Cities Crave Hyperloop Because It’s Shiny—and Talk Is Cheap appeared first on WIRED.
After four years underground, Bertha reaches daylight. The post After 4 Years, Seattle’s Giant Tunneling Machine Finally Breaks Through appeared first on WIRED.
Money is always a good incentive … The post How to Rebuild Atlanta’s Collapsed Freeway. Like, Now appeared first on WIRED.
A new company called Tizeti, which is launching in the latest batch of startups to come from Y Combinator, is proposing a simple solution to the connectivity problem… Build more towers, more cheaply, and offer internet services at a cost that makes sense for consumers in the urban environments where most people actually live. Read More
Sophisticated logistics and planning software will ensure the world’s freighters navigate the canal quickly and efficiently. The post Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century appeared first on WIRED.
Startups in the UK will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed a deal with the country’s largest broadband provider, BT, to legally separate Openreach: aka the division of BT that builds and maintains the broadband infrastructure. Read More