U. S. Broadband Speed Slightly Better in Latest Akamai Report

Akamai published the Q4 2012 edition of their State of the Internet report yesterday, and it’s pretty much as expected: the trends that have been evident since 2010 are continuing….

April 24, 2013 3

Now Playing: Video over the Internet

Since Level 3 Communications launched their public relations battle against Comcast on November 29th,  the tech press and the blogs have been abuzz with commentary and speculation about Internet peering,…

December 9, 2010 0

Highly Illogical Broadband Claims

What the FCC can do is help to keep large swathes of the American population from falling behind. And it can do this by saying yes to network deployment and innovation. A good first step in that process is to let go of the vacuous virtuous cycle of networks + apps innovation. That argument is illogical.

June 13, 2017 0

Rural Broadband is the FCC’s Top Priority

The FCC needs a commissioner with close ties to Capitol Hill who can help the members of her party forge alliances with Republicans to address the rural broadband problem more effectively. Improving the rural economy is in everyone’s interest because that’s where our food comes from. Continued advances in high-tech ag depend to a great extent on connectivity, so rural broadband is more important than idling away the hours watching TV reruns can ever be.

December 20, 2016 0

The Driverless Uber of Networking

The FCC & its pals want us to build four car garages for the world of driverless Uber. This isn’t going to end well.

August 16, 2016 14

Chairman Wheeler’s Broadband Draft Falls Short

FCC Chairman Wheeler has circulated a draft of the broadband progress report he wants to present to Congress pursuant to Section 706 of the Communications Act. The draft is certainly…

January 12, 2016 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

A New Way to Look at Net Neutrality

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute is circulating a proposal by consultant CTC Technology and Energy titled “Mobile Broadband Networks Can Manage Congestion While Abiding By Open Internet Principles” that…

November 18, 2014 0

Can We Validate the Cost of Connectivity?

The latest addition of the New America Foundation’s “Cost of Connectivity” report is successfully gaining attention from bloggers and journalists who accept its claims at face value. Some of the…

November 5, 2014 0

What is Masa Son talking about? (Part 1: Device-Limited LTE speed)

On Tuesday, March 11th, Sprint Chairman Masa Son gave an interesting and exciting speech on the benefits of merging Sprint with T-Mobile that relied on some rather dramatic empirical claims….

March 12, 2014 4