Universal Broadband: A 21st Century View

The way forward is to prioritize urgent needs over long term visions. In cases where a new wireline network is the only solution that will get a rural community online, of course that network needs to be all fiber and potentially symmetrical. But such cases are rare.

May 7, 2021 0

Biden’s Zombie Broadband Plan

While we have work to do in rural and poor America, we are not at a point where we can afford to turn our backs on emerging technologies in favor of a zombie broadband plan born in the last millennium.

April 1, 2021 0

Attack of the 5G Truthers!

Given that safety is not a real problem, or at the very least not something city councils need to worry about, a coherent focus on aesthetics and speedy deployment best serves the public interest.

June 29, 2020 0

Winning the 5G Prize

While the US is in a comfortable international position with 5G at the moment, we could run into problems down the road.

June 24, 2020 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

Broadband in the Lockdown Era

At least part of this problem will depend on making the necessary enhancements to the Internet architecture that will enable us to provide a kid-safe Internet experience. This may be the hardest part, actually, because it’s the only part that’s not simply a matter of money.

April 3, 2020 0

5G and the Zero Trust Security Model

More than anything, we need network components that are inexpensive and capable of taking part in a comprehensive system of self-checking. We’re more likely to get such a system by building it collaboratively. 

January 3, 2020 0

Local Muni Broadband Measure Squeaking By

Contrary to popular myth, Colorado is not witnessing a taxpayer revolt against commercial broadband. A number of cities and counties has seized the authority from the state to build broadband networks through regular election ballot measures, but few have proceeded to build anything.

November 7, 2019 0

The Music Man Comes to Lakewood

Fellman, a veritable Music Man, sold the Council on the ballot measure by conjuring various extremely vague partnerships with private companies to serve various unspecified projects.

October 30, 2019 0

Dave Belson on Internet Reliability

Long time fans of the High Tech Forum will know Dave Belson as the author of the Akamai State of the Internet reports and previous podcast guest. This research is…

October 16, 2019 0