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Network Neutrality is Dead: Netflix deal with AT&T; VZ Throttling- FCC?

July 31, 2014
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Netflix announced Tuesday that it had agreed to pay AT&T for a direct “peering” connection to AT&T’s network. The two companies arranged the deal this past May and have been working since then to connect their respective networks. AT&T had been pressing Netflix to pay for an upgraded connection between their networks since at least March…

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FCC Acts to Improve Rural Broadband Service with $100M Fund- Census Blocks Released

July 29, 2014
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Roughly 10% of the U.S., mostly in remote rural areas, is eligible to take advantage of $100 million the Federal Communications Commission is allocating for improvements in rural broadband service. The project gets its money from the FCC’s $4.5 billion Connect America Fund. The commission is…

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Viodi View – 07/24/14

July 24, 2014
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A picture of a waterfall in Warren, VT.

Managed Broadband TV – A Decade Old Overnight Success It’s always fun to see industry friends face-to-face and last week’s NTCA Southeast Regional Meeting in Savannah, GA was the perfect venue for catching up with folks I hadn’t seen in a while. It was an honor to moderate a tech…

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Looking at the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on How We Live

July 19, 2014
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The welcome sign to the ancillary workshop at the TRB Autonomous Vehicle Symposium.

“It’s time to think about the built environment,” said Shannon McDonald, an architect and Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. McDonald was referring to the impact that…

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Building a Bigger Box

July 16, 2014
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A picture of the Savannah City Hall at night.

Managed Broadband TV a Hot Topic Growth was definitely the vibe of this week’s NTCA’s Southeast Regional meeting in Savannah. Operators and vendors provided examples and ideas for how to…

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Viodi View – 07/09/14

July 9, 2014
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An image of Grande's web site and their 1 Gig service.

It is that time of the year when millions of people pack their suitcases and take some well-earned vacation time. We too will be on the road this summer visiting…

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The Luddites of London

July 1, 2014
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The graphic illustrates how Virtual Personal Assistants could work in the background to facilitate human relationships.

[Editor's Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, penned the following article for the Viodi View.] Just as we begin to hear about the…

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Abolishing the Fear of Failure- Do What You’re Afraid to Do!

June 27, 2014
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An impersonator of an Elvis impersonator gives his best move.

Introduction: On June 26th, Stanford Education & Psychology Professor John D. Krumboltz told a sold out Commonwealth Club-Silicon Valley audience to “stop being afraid of failure. Learn to accept and…

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Viodi View – 06/23/14

June 23, 2014
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An image showing how swarms of insects and birds as an analogy for what autonomous vehicles will do in the future.

My aha moment from last week’s SMPTE ETIA Conference was triggered by the FCC’s Matthew DelNero’s excellent presentation on the history and status of Net Neutrality. That is, and it’s…

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