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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with probably no physical infrastructure can have the approximate market capitalization of one of the Baby Bells (an outdated term, no doubt) is another indicator of our new hyper-productive era where a small team can do what would have taken thousands in years past.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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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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Viodi View – 12/18/13

December 18, 2013
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Ken Pyle and Jade Worobec playing brain tug-of-war.

Another year, another 200+ videos published on Viodi and other web sites. A few of the videos from 2013 that will be etched in my memory will be those dealing with technologies that sense brain waves to control something. Two of the these videos were published earlier this year. Scroll to the Korner to see…

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Viodi View – 12/03/13

December 3, 2013
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An image showing a race between a horse drawn and steam powered trains in 1830.

It is nice when someone is listening. That’s the feeling I had last Friday while reading Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s (D-Ca) letter. Her letter was in response to my suggestion that Senator Rockefeller’s bill, S1680, provides an opportunity to reconsider the best way to serve the public interest with spectrum now used for broadcast television. She…

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