Should a Sales Brochure Underlie US Spectrum Policy?

The FCC relies on Cisco’s forecast of mobile-broadband data demand as a basis for spectrum policy. Called the Visual Networking Index, it comes up many times in the National Broadband…

March 29, 2011 2

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 Tempest and the Teapot

Two things happened this month that have bearing on the course of the evolution of the broadband network. One was seen as momentous but, to me, is ultimately a non-event,…

March 25, 2011 0

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during February 2011. These are related to cognitive radio, land mobile, TV white space, unmanned…

March 24, 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

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