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

Shrill Reactions

I’ve really been amazed by how shrill the reaction has been on the left to the Google-Verizon proposal. You’d think they’d set fire to the Internet Exchanges simply by proposing…

August 10, 2010 1

A Ferrari for the Price of a Geo Metro

The Wall Street Journal has a pretty decent survey of the reaction to the Google-Verizon Internet Proposal: Phone and cable companies say they need leeway in managing their Internet networks…

August 9, 2010 3

Traffic Management and the Common Framework

We’ve been writing a lot about Internet traffic management here, and lo and behold the common framework for Internet regulation unveiled today by Google and Verizon deals with the subject…

August 9, 2010 0