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Is Facebook Haunted?

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By Kristin LeeOct 15, 2021

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In honor of spooky season, our list of October reading recs begins with a scary story. (Spoiler alert: Facebook died and—like a zombie—rose from the dead hours later.)

The best horror stories are the ones that are true, after all.

In other Facebook news, the company is shelling out money to support yet another submarine cable.

What else?

Comcast Business is investing in network updates in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ethernet is experiencing a real need for speed. And Lynk’s new network may give your ordinary phone satellite connection capabilities.

Read on if you dare.

The Day Facebook Logged Off

On October 4, Facebook—and the other apps Facebook owns, like Instagram and WhatsApp—suddenly stopped working due to a major outage that lasted several hours.

The platform essentially wiped itself out.

If you're still in the dark as to how this happened, we recommend listening to this episode of WSJ's podcast.

Facebook orders another US-Europe subsea cable, as web giants build the internet they want

There is a ghost rumor floating around that Facebook has its sights set on a new submarine cable, this time between Europe and the United States.

This new announcement comes on the heels of Facebook's existing 2Africa and Apricot plans.

Comcast Business drops $28M on network upgrades in 4 states

Instead of candy, Comcast Business will be treating thousands of businesses to new network coverage.

These upgrades will span parts of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as Washington, DC.

Speed race: Just as 400Gb Ethernet gear rolls out, an 800GbE spec is revealed

The market can't wait to sink its teeth into the fastest Ethernet possible but networks are struggling to keep up.

Get up to speed on the disparity between the volume customers desire and what networks can realistically provide.

Lynk demos global satellite connection for ordinary phones and prepares for commercial launch

Your phone may soon be able to communicate with satellites—no special attachments or magic spells required.

Explore the timeline and the work that has already been put into this astronomical project.

 

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