Who Should Govern the Internet?

Who Should Govern the Internet?

Comcast EVP David Cohen delivered an important speech at a Brookings Center event on Internet governance yesterday concerning the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG.) The audio recording of the…

November 16, 2010 0

Defining the Internet

One of the more interesting comments filed with the FCC in its recent Further Inquiry into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet Proceeding was filed by a group of…

November 15, 2010 0

FTC Gets a Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission now has its first Chief Technologist: Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist….

November 10, 2010 0

Technology and the US Election

You may have noticed there was an election Tuesday. Pretty much as expected, Republicans regained control of the House, Democrats retained the Senate, and many Governorships shifted from Democratic to…

November 3, 2010 3

Will Netflix destroy the Internet?

Will Netflix destroy the Internet?

There’s an interesting column in Slate today by Farhad Manjoo which posits a fact about Netflix’ consumption of 20% of the residential Internet at peak: Well, maybe there is one…

November 2, 2010 1

Birth of the Commercial Internet

Once upon a time, way back in 1991, the entire commercial Internet consisted of a single Cisco AGS router located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. At the time that the so-called…

October 29, 2010 0

The Trouble with Spectrum

You can get a good idea of the problem with America’s current spectrum situation from the NTIA Spectrum Map (click through for a full-size picture.) Since the initial allocations were…

October 25, 2010 0

The Spectrum Bunny is Working Hard

At the spectrum event in Washington today, NTIA made a very welcome announcement: Keeping with the “spectrum day” theme in Washington, National Telecommunications & Information Administration chief Lawrence Strickling said…

October 21, 2010 0

Now you Know Who to Blame

Who’s the culprit for the end of the Internet as we know it? Why Vint Cerf, of course: The world is running out of IPv4 addresses, forcing the adoption of…

October 19, 2010 0

Getting what We Pay For

Measuring broadband speed is a tricky business. Speed testing sites like speedtest.net do a reasonable job of measuring bandwidth to a large network of test servers, but it’s difficult to…

October 19, 2010 2