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India gets its first 1Gbps broadband service

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At a press event today, Indian broadband provider ACT announced that it’s launching 1Gbps connections for users in the country – making it the first local ISP there to do so.
The company, which claims to be the third largest broadband provider in India, is rolling out its gigabit internet service in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana and a major hub for IT businesses in the country. That’s the same speed offered by Google Fiber in select US cities, and 10x the speed offered to consumers by most rival Indian ISPs.
It’ll come with a monthly subscription fee of Rs. 6,900 ($105, exclusive of taxes), along with a bandwidth cap of 1TB for uploads and downloads.
For reference, the company’s 100Mbps plans start at Rs. 2,000 ($30) per month with a cap of 250GB, while annual subscriptions to streaming video services Netflix and Hotstar start at Rs. 6,000 ($92) and Rs. 1,200 ($18) respectively.
With that, ACT has beaten megacorporation Reliance to the punch at bringing gigabit internet to India; when the multi-vertical giant launched its 4G network in the country with the promise of free voice calls last September, it also noted that it planned to roll out 1Gbps broadband services in 100 major cities. As of last December, India placed 105th in the global ranking for broadband speeds, with an average of 4.1Mbps across the country.
Do you really need a 1Gbps connection though? Well, it depends. If you’ve got several family members streaming high-res video and playing games simultaneously, it might make sense to look into getting one.
However, as The Verge notes, a lone user will likely not even notice a difference in speed and reliability between a 100Mbps and a 1Gbps connection – except when it comes to uploading files to cloud storage services. Additionally, you’ll need a Wi-Fi router that’s capable of delivering gigabit speeds in order to get the best performance;

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‘iPhone X’ now available on Airtel’s online store

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New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apples “super premium” “iPhone X” on its online store.

“iPhone X” costs Rs 89,000 for the 64GB variant while the 256GB version comes for Rs 102,000. The device was made available on the store, starting 8 p.m.

The first batch of the “iPhone X” on Airtel`s online store was sold out within minutes of going on sale on November 3, the company said in a statement.

The device on Airtel`s Online Store is available exclusively to postpaid customers as an unlocked device on a first come first serve and full-payment basis, till stocks last, the company added.

The company will also deliver the device free of charge to customers` doorstep.

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Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news – Jammu Voice

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Facebook Inc.’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling.

The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that floods the social network, according to interviews with people involved in the process. And screenshots obtained by Bloomberg reveal a process that some partners say is too cumbersome and inefficient to stop misinformation duplicating and spreading.

“There is no silver bullet,” Facebook said in a statement. “This is part of a multi-pronged approach to combating false news. We have seen real progress in our efforts so far, but are not nearly done yet.”

The flaws highlight a fundamental question that will be asked this week when internet companies testify in front of Congressional committees: How responsible should Facebook, Google and Twitter Inc. be for information others distribute through their systems?

Facebook started noticing fake stories trending on its network as early as the summer of 2016, and it took a long time for the company to take any responsibility.

 

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Elysium Net Solution Conducts Its 3rd Annual Business Convention at Radisson Blu – Jammu Voice

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Elysium Net Solution- a Jammu based IT company, now rebranded as viaENS organized its 3rd Annual Business Convention at Radisson Blu for some Young Entrepreneurs and aspiring Bloggers. The conference focused on Business Development, Accelerating Internet Education among young minds by providing them Digital Career opportunities. The main objective was to promote Social Entrepreneurship and Digital India Initiative. As a part of the meeting various challenges faced by Entrepreneurs and importance of having the Ethics and Principles of the Industry were discussed.


The convention was coordinated by Mr. Kanav Gupta, Founder & MD, viaENS along with Mr. Arush Mahajan, Founder & CEO, viaENS and the Achievers were felicitated with Mementos and Appreciation Certificates.
They introduced viaENS which is a Community Building Business Platform to facilitate Entrepreneurship which covers Digital Marketing services like Blogging, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing Content for Companies throughout the world powered by Internet using the latest Technology, Tools and Digital Infrastructure.

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