Posts Tagged ‘ broadband ’

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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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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Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition – Part 2

May 8, 2014
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[Editor's note: Mr. South's first article provided a brief history of AT&T as as a regulated monopoly and the forces that drove to the 1984 break-up of "Ma Bell". Part 2 examines the aftermath of the break-up, particularly its impact on telecommunication services to rural areas.] Click here to read Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition…

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Viodi View – 02/25/14

February 25, 2014
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Testing TV White Spaces in the footsteps of radio pioneer, Charles D. Herrold.

That a 55 person company with probably no physical infrastructure can have the approximate market capitalization of one of the Baby Bells (an outdated term, no doubt) is another indicator of our new hyper-productive era where a small team can do what would have taken thousands in years past. The FCC’s IP Transition Order: What Do the…

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Net Neutrality Ruling – The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?

January 17, 2014
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An image showing a race between a horse drawn and steam powered trains in 1830.

In his January 8th speech at the Computer History Musuem (CHM), F.C.C. Chairman Tom Wheeler said we were in the midst of a transition to a “4th Generation Network” which had an “Open Internet” as it’s foundation. The concept of net neutrality- where there are no privileges or added costs or special deals for high bandwidth…

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