The 700 MHz Device Subsidy Plan

The FCC is considering new rules for mobile devices that operate in the 700 MHz band per a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz…

March 30, 2012 10

Spectrum Reality, Part 2

In my last post, I promised to follow up on the 700 MHz band’s unique properties, so here you go. The background fact about spectrum is that opportunistic spectrum access…

February 1, 2012 0

Spectrum Reality

Now that a detente of sorts has been reached with Congressional efforts to muzzle some of the most egregious criminal sites on the Internet, attention came resume on some of…

January 16, 2012 3

Why Did Vint Cerf Say That?

Why Did Vint Cerf Say That?

Vint Cerf, one of the primary designers of TCP/IP and a man who’s among the “fathers of the Internet” has an Op-Ed in today’s New York Times arguing that Internet…

January 5, 2012 2

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Last May and June, BBC aired a three part documentary by Adam Curtis on how computers are reshaping society called “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.” The title…

January 4, 2012 2

Discussion Thread: Does DNS Filtering Break the Internet?

There’s a lot of controversy about the DNS filtering mandate proposed in two bills moving in the U. S. Congress,  PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA.) This…

December 22, 2011 12

SOPA Hearing DNS Filtering Discussion

The House Judiciary Hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) held on Thursday, December 15 was certainly one of the longest hearings in recent memory, as well as one…

December 16, 2011 5

Apps, Web Apps, and the Future of Computing

One of the questions that keeps coming up in discussions about where network computing is going is the Web vs. Apps controversy. Wired magazine helped kick it off in 2010…

December 15, 2011 1

Giving Android a Chance

A little less than a month ago, I wrote some effusive praise for the iPhone 4S on this blog and chronicled my buying experience. The 4S is a very impressive…

November 15, 2011 8

Verizon Takes a Step Forward

PC Magazine broke a very interesting piece of news Saturday about a new system Verizon has developed for their wireless network. Briefly put, this system presents an API that allows…

November 6, 2011 2