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Viodi View – 12/13/20

Telecommunications is fundamentally about connecting people. Despite the amazing things that broadband and the associated video conferencing ecosystem have done to keep us connected in 2020, it isn’t the same as face-to-face for capturing non-verbal communications. An anecdote from Brent Christensen’s eulogy about his late father, Everett, and the non-verbal communication he would use to […]

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Regulatory

Unlikely Silicon Valley RDOF Winners

Updated 07/29/21 – FCC “Letters Sent” Potentially Previously Supported Blocks CNS continues to do great work by taking FCC data and putting it into easy-to-use interactive maps. The screen capture below from their map indicates that the FCC seems to have received and acted on the message that many of the Silicon Valley RDOF locations […]

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Viodi View – 02/26/16

What do set-tops, wireless and Silicon Valley have in common? Besides being referenced in today’s Viodi View, they also represent opportunity in one form or another to one group or another. More or Less Competition from FCC’s Approved “Open” Set Top Box Proposal? by Alan Weissberger On Feb 18, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) narrowly approved a […]

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Viodi View – 12/22/15

Google Spurring FTTH Deployment in the Former Valley of the Heart’s Delight After reading through a 200+ page, Google Fiber commissioned Draft Initial Study, it’s no wonder that Google’s Milo Medin stated in 2013 that Google wouldn’t come to California as long as CEQA was in place. The design of a Fiber to the Home network […]

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Fiber to the Premise Regulatory

Google Spurring FTTH Deployment in the Former Valley of the Heart’s Delight

After seemingly bypassing the hometowns of many of its employees last January, Google Fiber reappeared this Fall in the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara. It may not be news they are seriously considering a Silicon Valley deployment (Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto are slated for service), but the details of how they are […]