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…
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….
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.
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.