Dave Farber, Grandfather of the Internet

DAVE FARBER IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST distinguished computer scientists, with a career that includes enormous contributions to the field of networking and computer science. Recently, HTF Founder Richard Bennett sat down with Farber to discuss his career and his thoughts on the future of computing and where the Internet is going.

June 15, 2015 0

The Internet is just a prototype

What might we do with the Internet of the future? The world is about to be filled with autonomous cars, social robots, and delivery drones. These will all need to…

April 14, 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

What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and unlicensed spectrum?

Ask the Engineer: What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and unlicensed spectrum? Answer: Wi-Fi is a particular service that uses unlicensed spectrum, but there are others as well. As the FCC…

March 17, 2015 0

Interesting Technologies Raise Interesting Questions — and Opportunities

Silicon Valley and its imitators around the world are always active on dozens of fronts that don’t break into the news cycle until they’ve gone through several cycles of innovation,…

March 17, 2015 0

Who’s making money on the Internet?

One of the background questions in Internet policy debates concerns what and who contributes value to the overall system and who extracts profits. In a perfectly functioning market, profits will…

October 5, 2014 0

Happy Net Neutrality Day

Once again, we’ve come to another deadline for the filing of comments to the FCC on net neutrality, possibly the most mystifying subject in the history of technology policy. This…

September 15, 2014 0

AT&T and Verizon Again Named Top “Investment Heroes”

For the third year in a row, the Progressive Policy Institute published their “Investment Heroes” report, and for the third year in a row AT&T and Verizon topped the list…

September 11, 2014 0

Does Netflix Have Amnesia?

I’m paying for Netflix and I’m paying for Internet connectivity, why do I care if they pay each other for faster service? Actually why aren’t they? In our instant gratification…

August 8, 2014 0

Like Sisyphus the FCC Pushes On

[I filed some comments with the FCC today in the Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. It’s hard to believe, but the FCC has been at this for ten years…

July 15, 2014 0