Networks and Application Innovation

One of the truisms of modern Internet policy holds that innovation takes place primarily – or even exclusively – at the network edge. This idea, buttressed by appeals to the…

October 6, 2010 2

Voice and LTE

Back when LTE first got started, all IP networks were all the rage in the cellular industry. People envisioned that all voice services would be provided over the IP network….

September 22, 2010 2

Wi-Fi on Crutches

The FCC recently announced that this month (September 2010) it will address the next step in its plans for unlicensed use of the TV whitespace (the portions of the TV…

September 8, 2010 30

Are “Managed Services” a New Thing?

The reaction to the Internet regulation framework Google and Verizon laid out on August 9th by the tech blogs was extremely uniform: the bloggers harshly criticized the firms, Google in particular, in very personal terms (“sellout,” “surrender monkey“, “greedy swindler,” etc.) and lambasted the agreement for its failings in terms of mobile broadband and managed services.

August 31, 2010 10

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 – Monday was a day for the history books —…

August 26, 2010 0

Unclouded Vision

Abstract: The commercial reality of the Internet and mobile access to it is muddy. Generalising, we have a set of cloud service providers (e.g., Amazon, Facebook, Flickr, Google, Twitter, to…

August 26, 2010 1

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