A recent newspaper column suggested decentralizing governance and shifting it away from single point hubs, such as Washington D.C., to locations closer to the affected people or industries, For instance, in this scenario, Kansas might be home to the Department of Agriculture. This echos industry stalwart Cliff Albertson’s similar suggestion, made almost five years ago in this ViodiTV […]
The annual IEEE Hot Interconnects conference was held August 24-25, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA. We review selected presentations in a series of conference summary articles. In this Part I. piece, we focus on design considerations for large-scale Data Centers (DCs) that are operated by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
[12/6/19 Update – Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu and Google’s Derek Slater suggested a similar concept to what is suggested below in a 2008 white paper, Homes with Tails. The ironic thing is that I had referenced this paper in a comment I made to an April 2013 article I had written about Google Fiber. […]
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 […]
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 […]