Crashing the Internet

Something interesting happened on the Internet Friday that you may not have noticed. For a fairly brief period of time, about 2% of sites lost their connection (couldn’t communicate with…

August 28, 2010 0

A Milestone in Publishing

This had to happen sometime, but I’m surprised it was so soon. Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales – NYTimes.com Monday was a day for the history books —…

August 26, 2010 0

Damn the Internet, Let’s Fire Up the Base

I don’t generally write about politics on this blog because it has a technology focus, but a couple of things have happened in the political sphere recently that are too…

August 23, 2010 10

A Question of Priorities

Jerry Brito, a legal scholar who’s a fellow at the Mercatus Center, posted a thoughtful piece about Internet priorities yesterday at the TLF blog, Let’s get our priorities straight. Jerry…

August 18, 2010 2

Google Responds to Attacks

Rick Whitt has penned an explanation for the thinking behind the Google-Verizon Open Internet proposal on the Google Public Policy Blog, Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal: Over the…

August 12, 2010 0

Shrill Reactions

I’ve really been amazed by how shrill the reaction has been on the left to the Google-Verizon proposal. You’d think they’d set fire to the Internet Exchanges simply by proposing…

August 10, 2010 1

A Ferrari for the Price of a Geo Metro

The Wall Street Journal has a pretty decent survey of the reaction to the Google-Verizon Internet Proposal: Phone and cable companies say they need leeway in managing their Internet networks…

August 9, 2010 3

Traffic Management and the Common Framework

We’ve been writing a lot about Internet traffic management here, and lo and behold the common framework for Internet regulation unveiled today by Google and Verizon deals with the subject…

August 9, 2010 0

Virtual Cocktail Party

I’m quoted a couple of times in Newsweek’s article “How Fast Will Your Internet Be in 2020?” Google’s initiative would offer a speed to everyone—one gigabit per second—that the FCC…

August 6, 2010 0

Battling Visions of Traffic Management

Jay Daley, an Internet address registrar in New Zealand, offers an interesting “net-head view” of Internet traffic management: Traffic management by definition is about protocols and pipes, about balancing services…

August 6, 2010 0