My DNS Filtering Research before House SOPA Panel

The US House of Representatives was debating the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill yesterday and the issue of DNS Filtering and the alleged danger to the Internet was raised.  My…

December 16, 2011 35

FCC and AT&T Rural LTE Kerfuffle

A lot of ink has been spilled in the past week since AT&T withdrew its FCC application for a merger with T-Mobile and the FCC released a staff analysis report….

December 3, 2011 0

The Shift to Smartphones in the Developed World

It’s a clear indication of mainstream smartphone adoption when even my mother is interested in getting a smartphone.  She has always been content with a basic phone – not even…

November 30, 2011 8

How Technology and Markets Made Net Neutrality Moot

Before the courts have even ruled on Verizon’s lawsuit against the FCC‘s proposed Net Neutrality regulations, it appears that technological progress will make the wireless device neutrality portion of the…

November 15, 2011 11

“Unlimited” Now Equals 300 Megabytes

A small wireless company called Republic Wireless has started a new “unlimited” wireless voice/text/data service for $19 per month.  It was bad enough when companies were calling 5 gigabytes unlimited, but…

November 9, 2011 8

Digital Day 11-01-11 Reading List

Today is digital (binary) day and the date is 11-01-11, though the 2-digit year masks the fact that it’s 1000 years too late.  The year isn’t even over and it has…

November 1, 2011 1

$4.5 Billion Annual Subsidies for Broadband Approved

The FCC has unanimously approved the conversion of the $4.5 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) High Cost fund into the Connect America Fund (CAF) for bringing broadband to rural america.  Even…

October 28, 2011 2

iPhone Buyers Complaining About Sprint 4G

Robert Graham says he’s the 18th person at his store to return his Sprint iPhone 4S for the following reason. Credit: Robert Graham While this is just one sample, it…

October 23, 2011 2

Smartphones & Tablets and the Spectrum Crunch

The FCC has posted a beautiful new “infographic,”  shown below, about the continuing spectrum crunch.  The FCC has been warning for some time about the looming spectrum crunch caused by…

October 21, 2011 22

Apple Already Wrote off T-Mobile, When Will the Government?

Everyone got an invite to dance with one of the prettiest girls in school except for poor old T-Mobile.  Apple seems to believe T-Mobile is destined to collapse as an…

October 13, 2011 0