Telecom Council panel session: Update on U.S. Broadband Policy

March 4, 2009
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Abstract: In a lively Telecom Council panel session sponsored by AT&T, seven industry executives discussed the ramifications for the U.S. government’s stimulus package and federal budget proposal as related to broadband policy. The sober and candid assessments offered a realistic view at what is involved in building out broadband, particularly using wireless technology, to underserved…

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Viodi View – 03/04/2009

March 3, 2009
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Viodi View – 03/04/2009

Reach out from IP Possibilities with sponsored video’s by Viodi for IP Possibilities and news releases. The ePublication and Viodi View Newsletter mailing will reach over 8,000 industry professionals twice during the 2 day conference. Check here for details. “Cherish the past and embrace the future,” was the theme of this year’s 2009 Minnesota Telecom…

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Telecom Council Announces SPIFFY Award Winners- Telecom Start-ups and Supportive Carriers Recognized

March 1, 2009
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 Abstract The mission of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is described along with the rationale for the SPIFFY awards. Notable comments from selected award presenters/ recipients are included in this summary along with Norwest Venture Partners Tim Chang’s observation on the current harsh climate for telecom start-ups and entrepreneurs.  Tim presented before the awards were…

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No Morning Paper for Denver [Er, One Less Paper]

February 27, 2009
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It looks like Denver will be the first major city to be without a major daily newspaper [oops, I forgot about the Denver Post]..  The Wall Street Journal reported today that the Rocky Mountain News is folding its operation.  The idea that the demise of a major [market] newspaper was imminent was reported in the…

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3G and LTE squeeze WiMAX- is the market window still open?

February 21, 2009
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Summary: Many pundits have declared the window of opportunity for WiMAX has closed.  Squeezed between he enhanced capability of 3G technologies (e.g. HSPA/HSPA+ for GSM) and accelerated LTE roll-outs, (notably Verizon Wireless) the claim is that WiMAX is DOA.  We disagree!  In particular, we believe there is a reasonable market for WiMAX fixed and nomadic/portable service…

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Viodi View – 02/18/2009

February 18, 2009
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Viodi View – 02/18/2009

Do something to change the world and you will make a difference. That was more or less the message that I heard from Steve Farberat NTCA’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Long Beach. CA last week. It was somewhat timely when, a few days later, a friend described how he is trying to change…

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Protected: Images from NTCA and Long Beach

February 17, 2009
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In Memoriam: John P. Messmer

February 17, 2009
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John Messmer had a passion for engineering. A Cal Tech graduate and someone 13 years my senior, I looked up to John. Messmer was never interested in money or material things. His passions were books and electronic device design. His seemingly contradictory anti-establishment and conservative viewpoints definitely provided me with a more nuanced view of…

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ViodiTV at MTA 2009 – Primer

February 16, 2009
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ViodiTV at MTA 2009 – Primer

Join us at the MTA 2009 Annual Convention. ViodiTV will be on the conference hotel television channels during the conference, with video reports on ViodiTV after the conference. Watch a short primer video as the MTA Associate Members sponsor ViodiTV at MTA in 2009.

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