It’s Good to be Netflix

This isn’t really the best use of public relations I’ve seen lately, but it’s an interesting example of changing the subject. Netflix announced quarterly earnings yesterday, and the story is…

January 27, 2011 8

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during December 2010. These are related to FM broadcasting, Positive Train Control, TV white space,…

January 3, 2011 0

“Trusted” Academia Favored over Industry in FCC’s Proposed Experimental Rules

“Trusted” Academia Favored over Industry in FCC’s Proposed Experimental Rules

With praise for academia, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make it easier for colleges, universities, and non-profit labs to conduct radio experiments. The…

December 9, 2010 1

The Future of Telecom and U.S. Competitiveness

Editor’s note: Verizon EVP Tom Taulke delivered this speech last week. It was an unusually rich week for speeches; we’ve previously posted Comcast EVP David Cohen’s speech as well as…

November 21, 2010 0

Our Innovation Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

This seems to be a week for important speeches. First, Comcast’s David Cohen commemorated the anniversary of FCC Chairman Julius Genchoswki’s Open Internet speech in a return to the Brookings…

November 17, 2010 2

Who Should Govern the Internet?

Who Should Govern the Internet?

Comcast EVP David Cohen delivered an important speech at a Brookings Center event on Internet governance yesterday concerning the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG.) The audio recording of the…

November 16, 2010 0

FTC Gets a Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission now has its first Chief Technologist: Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist….

November 10, 2010 0

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

Wireless Charging Plans

Wireless Charging Plans

Wireless operators have recently been plagued by the same type of problem Wireline operators have long experienced with P2P video downloads: 5% of users using 80% of the wireless bandwidth. However, in wireless, the problem is due to smart phone users who run high bandwidth applications like video, mapping, and the like. In addition, developers of attractive apps often use often using multiple flows to increase download speeds. These high capacity users push “normal” users into high loss, low throughput, bad response time service which tends to make them want to switch providers.

June 23, 2010 5