The Cord-Cutting Myth in the Golden Age of TV

No matter where you get your news, you’ve undoubtedly heard that cable TV is in big trouble because people are cutting the cord on high-priced cable plans and moving to…

August 4, 2015 0

Senate Commerce Committee Spectrum Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee’s Wednesday hearing on spectrum policy highlighted key issues and brought out some workable solutions to the spectrum crunch. In order to advance from 4G to 5G…

July 30, 2015 0

Genetic Engineering and Public Policy

We normally deal with networking issues here, but today I’m going to cover a different corner of tech policy that’s been in the news recently, genetic engineering. First, some background:…

July 28, 2015 0

John Cioffi, the Father of DSL

Stanford Professor John Cioffi is world-renowned for his contributions to networking: He invented DSL, VDSL and Vectored DSL, and his work has led to more than 400 publications and more than…

July 15, 2015 0

Populists Want FCC to Probe Broadband Prices

The populist wing of the Democratic Party is making trouble for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler by asking for a survey of broadband prices across the US: A group of US…

July 14, 2015 0

Can LTE Unlicensed Steamroll Wi-Fi?

A recent article in Washington Post seems to be confusing people. In “The future of mobile data pits cellphone carriers against cable giants,” Brian Fung claims, among other things, that…

July 7, 2015 0

GTT’s Growing Pains Behind Over-Hyped Congestion Claims

Last Wednesday, I filed a story on claims by Free Press’s “Battle For the Net” that AT&T and other ISPs were causing massive Content Delivery Network (CDN) slowdowns at several…

June 30, 2015 0

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