Wireless First: A Winning Strategy for Rural Broadband

The nice thing about focusing on wireless for the final leg of the extended broadband system is that it doesn’t duplicate effort or waste money. Despite the glory of fiber optic networks, people want mobility. So wireless is going to be part of the solution regardless. Why don’t we just accept that and concentrate on building the best wireless networks first and fill in with fiber only when and where it’s truly needed?

April 11, 2017 0

Delaware Internet as Fast as South Korea?

The Washington Post’s GovBeat blog has a nice summary of the latest “State of the Internet” report from Akamai. They’ve broken out US states and compared them to nations, a…

March 26, 2015 0

Paid Priority: Devil or Angel?

Now that the dust has settled around the FCC’s latest round of Internet regulations – or “Internet access regulations” if you prefer – people are struggling to digest the likely…

March 18, 2015 0

Where Does US Broadband Speed Really Rank?

This is the second part of pair of posts on US broadband speed; the first covered average download speed (33.5 Mbps in the US) and this puts that speed in…

March 18, 2015 0

Does Your Broadband Internet Service Suck?

Much of the debate over Internet policy in the US presumes that our broadband services aren’t very good. Would there be a need for the FCC to pass the most…

March 18, 2015 0

How do I get a “fast lane” on the Internet?

Ask the Engineer: How do I get a “fast lane” on the Internet? Innovator: I’ve read that the FCC’s new regulations would prevent ISPs from charging web sites for fast…

March 17, 2015 0

What the FCC’s Broadband Tests Really Measure

The data in the “Measuring Broadband America” report released by the FCC on June 18th shows that Americans get the broadband speeds they pay for. The report plainly says (page…

June 25, 2014 2

What is Masa Son talking about? (Part 1: Device-Limited LTE speed)

On Tuesday, March 11th, Sprint Chairman Masa Son gave an interesting and exciting speech on the benefits of merging Sprint with T-Mobile that relied on some rather dramatic empirical claims….

March 12, 2014 4

Europeans Envy U.S. Broadband

Why do some persist in negatively comparing U.S. broadband to Europe’s?   Roslyn Layton, a visiting fellow at AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy (where our fair editor is…

February 19, 2014 3

Europe’s Broadband Woes

By any sensible measure, Europe is in the midst of a broadband crisis: The U. S. has opened a an enormous gap with the continent in terms of 4G/LTE mobile…

September 23, 2013 0