News of Note—Spread Networks, Gemalto, net neutrality and more

august 8 2017

> Spread Networks announced improvements to their 5 Gbps wireless connection between Equinix NY11 in Carteret, New Jersey, to Equinix NY4 in Secaucus, lowering their round-trip latency to 180.40µs when it goes live in a couple of weeks. Release

> Videoconferencing technology is helping bring teachers qualified for computer science instruction to students in rural school districts. Education Dive article

> Gemalto's Breach Level Index report showed that 918 data breach incidents were reported globally in the first half of this year, up by 13% from the second half of 2016, with the health care sector having the most breaches at 228 and the U.S. experiencing 781 incidents. Becker's Hospital Review article

> Nine Senate Democrats have appealed to federal regulators to push back their final decision on whether to overturn net neutrality rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission. The Hill article

> Researchers are working on a way to remove the bottleneck caused by manmade or natural disasters. Tech Republic article