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Affordable broadband internet will soon be available to every home, school and business in Australia, the country’s government has promised.

Critics say the federal government’s $225-million commitment to encourage the development of broadband internet connections to rural and remote areas would fall short of its goals if it isn’t backed up by further commitment and an accompanying vision of the future.

Fredericton and Moncton have been singled out among cities like Stockholm and Eindhoven for having exceptional broadband and wireless infrastructure.

A supporter of net neutrality principles and making broadband affordable across the United States is expected to be nominated as the next head of the Federal Communications Commission, according to numerous reports.

LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 09:  The Sony VAIO Lifesty...
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Sony unveiled its VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC at CES this week and WebProNews was there to get a first-hand glance. Boasted as “the world’s lightest 8-inch notebook,” the device is less than 1-inch thick, weighs in at 1.4 pounds, and is small enough to fit inside a jacket pocket. In this video, the Product Manager for VAIO Product Marketing explains how this notebook can truly change your life.

Xavier Lauwaert first stresses the portability of the laptop. As mentioned above, the device is small enough to fit into your pocket but not so small that the keyboard is inconvenient. The product could have actually been smaller, but Sony wanted the keyboard to be easy to use.

The second area the VAIO Lifestyle PC will change your life is its “ubiquitous connectivity.” Equipped with the latest and fastest version of Wi-Fi and built-in Bluetooth, GPS, and Verizon-powered mobile broadband – this laptop is sure to keep you connected. The notebook also runs Windows Vista operating system.

The device includes a 1,600 X 768 pixel display on an 8-inch LED backlit screen. The battery life is said to last four hours, but there is an option to purchase a higher-capacity battery that would last eight hours.

Pricing starts at $900 for 60GB of storage and goes up to $1,500 for 128GB of storage. Pre-orders are available online at www.sony.com/pr/pseries and will be shipped around the first of February.

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