Multi-Gigabit SOHO Networks are Here

The era of multi-gigabit networks is here for residential and SOHO users. Wi-Fi 6 is in the indirect enabler.

May 25, 2021 0

The Internet Works Fine for Those Who Have It

It behooves us to be realistic, to assess facts honestly, and to avoid rushing to solve non-existent problems while real needs remain unaddressed. The Internet works fine for those of us who have it, but it doesn’t work at all for the rest of us.

May 11, 2020 0

OTI United States of Broadband Map is Fake News

US broadband is nothing to sneer at, as all of us who have taken the time to study it in depth are happy to say. Alternative fact reports targeted at naive journalists have the potential to do serious harm, so I would encourage anyone who finds OTI’s United States of Broadband remotely credible to dig a little deeper before firing off clickbait headlines. You might be a victim of fake news.

July 25, 2019 0

Underestimating Rural Broadband Coverage

Is it justifiable to misrepresent the facts (to lie, actually) in order provoke a legislative reaction that improves rural life?

June 22, 2019 0

Which Countries Have the Best Mobile Networks?

A new report says US mobile networks are mediocre compared to lightning fast networks in France and the UK, unintentionally showing how hard it is to compare networks.  The report…

May 4, 2016 0

Internet Slowdown Rumor Greatly Exaggerated

The Guardian ran a story on Monday, June 22nd claiming that major US ISPs are slowing traffic speeds for thousands of users. Given that 70 million US households have broadband…

June 24, 2015 0

Not Falling Behind

Ed Wyatt’s broadband analysis in the New York Times is a mixture of diverse perspectives and peculiar analysis. While there are different points of view about how well the United…

December 30, 2013 2

The Shift to Smartphones in the Developed World

It’s a clear indication of mainstream smartphone adoption when even my mother is interested in getting a smartphone.  She has always been content with a basic phone – not even…

November 30, 2011 8

A Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody Hears It

On behalf of Google and its partners at the New America Foundation, Vint Cerf dumped an ocean of data on policy makers today that’s only going to confuse America’s broadband…

March 23, 2011 2

Getting what We Pay For

Measuring broadband speed is a tricky business. Speed testing sites like do a reasonable job of measuring bandwidth to a large network of test servers, but it’s difficult to…

October 19, 2010 2