Misunderstanding Moore’s Law

Tom Evslin, the former head of AT&T’s dial-up Internet services unit in the 1990s, has written a blog post for CircleID that mistates Moore’s Law’s application to networking. There’s a…

April 4, 2011 6

The Policy Side of the Merger

Last week, I covered the technical side of the AT&T – T-Mobile merger, endeavoring to explain why it’s a good deal for the companies. This week, I’ve written a blog…

March 28, 2011 0

The Web is not a Communications Medium

My friend Martin Geddes has an intriguing post up at CircleID titled “Is the Web a “Communications Medium?”. The answer is “no, it’s not:” I’ve been having a short Twitter…

March 23, 2011 1

A Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody Hears It

On behalf of Google and its partners at the New America Foundation, Vint Cerf dumped an ocean of data on policy makers today that’s only going to confuse America’s broadband…

March 23, 2011 2

Why is it Good to Combine Networks?

Why is it Good to Combine Networks?

[Note: This post covers the technology side of the proposed AT&T – T-Mobile merger, and only the technology side. To see what I think about the policy side, check out…

March 23, 2011 1

Al Franken’s Internet

CNet’s Maggie Reardon interviewed Sen. Al Franken before he delivered his speech on net neutrality at SXSW. Here we see the Senator fumbling two basic questions about the Internet: Q:…

March 17, 2011 1

AT&T’s Usage Caps and Video Piracy

AT&T has announced that it’s going to set a soft limit of 150 Gigabytes/month for their ADSL customers and 250 Gigabytes for their VDSL+ (U-Verse) customers. The reaction of the…

March 15, 2011 34

Best Use of the Spectrum

TV broadcasters are fighting tooth and nail to hang on to “their” spectrum, the peachy-keen beachfront property in the 700 MHz band that they use to reach the 10 percent…

March 11, 2011 2

The Spectrum Challenge

Imagine you’re a regulator and your job is to find some space in the spectrum map to meet the demand for mobile broadband. Here’s a close approximation of the existing…

March 5, 2011 2

Consumer Reports up to its Old Tricks

Once again, the intrepid consumer watchdogs at Consumer Reports are “exposing” a potential flaw with the iPhone antenna, this time on the Verizon model. If you cover the gap in…

February 26, 2011 0