ACA Cable Television History

The Bridge Between the Cable Past & the Broadband Future – #Summit23

Pat Thompson has lived the future. When she was told that “Women don’t do that,” she persisted and became the first woman broker in the still nascent cable television industry. It was an improbable career change for a single mother of three from Montana who had settled in Colorado only a few years earlier with […]

Broadband Regulatory

Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition – Part 1

The above title is by no means an original thought; this belief has been documented in policy statements and legislation at the Federal and individual state level many times over the years.  Technology and other social factors have resulted in many changes to telecommunications policy for the common good of our country.  A significant number […]

Alan Weissberger Silicon Valley History Technology

Sonus to acquire Network Equipment Technologies for $41.3M- a fraction of 1987 IPO price!

Author’s Note:  This news item caught my eye, because NET was a rising star in the late 1980’s datacom world.  They were a leader in T1 Multiplexers from 1987 and an innovative provider of ATM and IP network equipment in the 1990s.  The company re-invented itself several times, but never regained the momentum it built up over 25 […]

Viodi View

Viodi View – 08/03/11

There has been plenty of analysis so far of the America’s Broadband Connectivity Plan (the ABC Plan) for modifying Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation.  I especially like the nice summary table that Joan Engebretson put together at Telecompetitor.  Dave Burstein has several  interesting posts including one suggesting that there is a “Billion Dollar Incentive […]

Alan Weissberger People on the Move

Paul Allen on Microsoft Then and Now – Interview at CHM in Mt. View, CA

On April 25th, “idea man” Paul Allen discussed his life and work at the Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mt View, CA. In 1975, Mr. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He is currently the chairman of Vulcan Inc. and founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He was interviewed by multimedia journalist, Jose […]