Akamai State of the Internet: Q1 2016

Every quarter, Akamai releases an update to its State of the Internet report that tends to show the continuation of several established trends: Average Internet speeds go up about 10%…

June 30, 2016 0

Three Surprises in Akamai’s State of the Internet Report

Today Akamai releases the latest edition of its State of the Internet Report, the go-to overview of developments in global Internet infrastructure. This edition covers the 4th quarter of 2015;…

March 22, 2016 0

Dave Belson on Internet Reliability

Long time fans of the High Tech Forum will know Dave Belson as the author of the Akamai State of the Internet reports and previous podcast guest. This research is…

October 16, 2019 0

Senator Markey Redesigns the Internet

In reality, the Markey amicus doesn’t describe the Internet that we use today. It addresses an entirely different system that didn’t exist in the past either. ISP service is combination of transmission and information processing that serves the needs of the information society. And it appears to be serving those needs pretty darned well.

August 29, 2018 0

California Dreaming…about the Internet

Consumers were easy to get wound up about their ISPs ten years ago, when the Internet was new to them and their access to it was gated by a high-priced broadband plan. But I’m not so sure consumer rage is to easily channeled today

February 15, 2018 0

The Myth of Internet Fast Lanes

Should three unelected bureaucrats be able to reverse three other unelected bureaucrats on vital social, political, and economic questions? This is the haunting question for Internet policy in the United…

December 19, 2017 0

Open Internet Orders Degrade Internet Improvement

Even when the figures for 2016 are taken into account, the numbers show very clearly that Open Internet Orders are a drag on the rate of broadband improvement in the US. The numbers also show that the Title II order did more damage than the 2010 Title I order.

We want our broadband speeds to improve. The data show that the best way to make that happen is to challenge open Internet orders, especially those that classify broadband Internet service under Title II.

June 19, 2017 0

Faster Internet up to Web Sites

The ISP can take traffic from a server to a user as fast as the speed of light, but if the web server is underpowered or overloaded with badly written tracking code, the user isn’t going to be happy.

April 26, 2017 0

Mysteries and Loopholes in the Open Internet Order

The claim that Internet regulation can only be carried out by an agency with rulemaking power remains to be proved because we don’t actually have concrete rules yet.

February 15, 2017 0

Making the Internet Secure Again

The Internet utterly depends on the kindness of users. Its free and open nature has always meant that reliable operation is the norm only as long as most users and…

November 16, 2016 0