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

Recent Smartphone Developments

Some very interesting things are happening in the smartphone “ecosystem” these days that bear watching, especially if you’re in line for an upgrade like I am. The Blackberry Bold that…

February 22, 2011 0

Internet Week in Washington

Congress is back in session with a bang, and the Internet is smack dab in the crosshairs of the Congress in a big way. Just this week, there have been…

February 17, 2011 12

Reaching Network Nirvana Through Fiber & Ethernet

Check out Reaching Network Nirvana Through Fiber & Ethernet on GigaOm for a look at the emerging rebuilding of the middle mile. Here’s a teaser: A new telecom infrastructure is…

February 10, 2011 0

What’s the Deal with Internet Addresses?

What’s the Deal with Internet Addresses?

Last week, the tech press reported that ICANN, the Internet’s central committee for addressing, had assigned the last of the IPv4 addresses. A big ceremony was held in Miami, to…

February 9, 2011 4

DARPA Enlists Hackers

It’s no secret that government initiatives around cybersecurity haven’t lived up to expectations. While they succeed in creating controversy – such as the recent hubbub over the so-called “Internet Kill…

February 8, 2011 3

What’s the Internet Anyway?

What’s the Internet Anyway?

From NBC’s Today Show in 1994, we have the answer.

February 5, 2011 0