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The Autonomous Vehicle and What It Means

Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

Editor’s Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote the article that follows this preface. It is in response to my June 2nd article that speculated on Google’s long-term plans for the autonomous vehicle. This article provides additional insight into the AV market with some excellent references, while […]

Congressional leaders ask FCC to Streamline Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Deployments

Cell Tower

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 […]

Viodi View – 05/27/14

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Beware of the Unseen Competitor was a title of an article written many years ago that warned broadband operators of the rise of competitors from completely different market sectors. Of course, it is the Internet and the intelligence of the things that helps turn products into mere features and brings in competition from seemingly disparate industries. In the Korner below, […]

Cable Show 2014 Musings

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 […]

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

An image of Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC,.

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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