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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 generate new revenue through the introduction of new products and services that complement the broadband infrastructure. Although one of the panels referenced the idea of…

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Broadband TV Conference Overview & Summary of MPEG-DASH Video Streaming Standard

June 9, 2014
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An image showing where DASH fits in the streaming ecosystem.

Introduction: The fifth annual Broadband TV Conference, held June 3-4, 2014, in Santa Clara, CA dealt with many key issues on a variety of subject matter, in commercial free panel sessions and individual presentations. The multi-track conference covered topics such as: Is Television As We Know it Sustainable? The Future of Second Screen, Augmented TV…

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Congressional leaders ask FCC to Streamline Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Deployments

May 30, 2014
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On May 29th, House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to streamline the approval process for upgrading existing wireless facilities.  The letter asks Mr. Wheeler for clarification of Section 6409(a) – the spectrum provisions of the Middle Class…

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Cable Show 2014 Musings

May 22, 2014
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Sean Combs at the 2014 Cable Show discussing his cable network RevoltTV.

The following are some observations from and reactions to the recent 2014 Cable Show. Impressive Demos Open Up DNS, Comcast Is it a Revolution or More of the Same Freedom to Be Creative Tap a WiFi Hot Spot 4K, 4K, 4K Stay Tuned Impressive Demos Comcast had a series of impressive demonstrations at the cable…

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FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Stirs Up Controversy- Reclassify or Not?

May 19, 2014
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On May 15th the FCC Commissioners narrowly voted to approve a framework for rules that would create an Internet fast lane, while trying to patch up the loopholes that would make that fast lane possible. The proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would ban broadband providers from blocking or slowing down websites, but leaves the door…

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