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May 24, 2010  7:58 PM

FTTH: Knowing where the fiber is buried and following the money



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, optical networking

Talk to David Hashman about how to build out and finance fiber to the home (FTTH) and you know you're talking to someone who has drawn the plans for the trenches, been in the trenches, and knows where the fiber is buried (couldn’t pass up a lame criminal organization joke). Even if...

April 6, 2010  11:05 AM

Court ruling is a major set-back for FCC’s net neutrality position



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, FCC, national broadband plan, net neutrality, P2P

“Net neutrality” advocates took a body blow today when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave the FCC a big thumbs’ down on having the authority to prevent Comcast...


October 22, 2009  1:30 PM

Verizon CEO comes out swinging against net neutrality



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
4G wireless, broadband, FCC, net neutrality, regulations, Telecom, Verizon

I gotta say, any trade show that opens the ceremonies with some trash talkin' has my attention.

After giving up a little hip-hip-hooray for Verizon's long-awaited 4G network (ready for 60 devices thus far and expected to be in 25-30 markets next year) at the opening keynote of SuperCOMM...


June 14, 2009  8:57 PM

BT wants content providers to pay to play. Well, duh!



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, BT, content delivery, network providers, Telecom, tiered services

BT wants content providers to share the cost of providing their content, which makes total sense from BT's point of view and doesn’t much interest content providers. As my mother always said: Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? (a handy metaphorical construct for so many...


May 8, 2009  9:54 PM

Wi-Fi: You can take it with you



Posted by: KateGerwig
3G, 4G, AT&T, broadband, hot spots, MiFi, Qwest, Verizon, Wi-Fi, wireless broadband

Being neither 3G nor 4G, Wi-Fi, with its “no G” status, is much in the news these days, which goes to show that beyond the next-gen hype, there’s life (and competition) in Wi-Fi yet.

First let’s look at Qwest, which is offering its high-speed Internet customers a good deal --...


March 26, 2009  10:37 PM

Mobile broadband forecast: There’s no joy in ARPU



Posted by: KateGerwig
ARPU, broadband, handsets, Telecom, wireless broadband, wireless operators

The good news, according to global consulting firm Ovum, may be that users accessing mobile broadband-enabled laptops and handsets will increase revenue by more than 450% in 2014 compared to 2008. Mobile broadband adoption, of course,...


February 24, 2009  10:17 PM

Broadband stimulus: A universal service?



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, Broadband Stimulus Plan, Obama Administration

Like the housing bailout, the telecom industry has its very own hot-head issue. It’s a little like crazy radio, but the people taking up the airwaves are talking about the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds earmarked to help build out infrastructure for rural and underserved areas. ...


February 5, 2009  10:27 PM

Alcatel-Lucent’s earnings: Moving to half-full



Posted by: KateGerwig
Alcatel-Lucent, broadband, equipment vendors, IP, Next Generation Networks, telephone equipment, wireless broadband

It’s much harder to see the glass as half-full when you’re used to half-empty -- or completely empty. Enter Alcatel-Lucent’s 2008 year-end financial results and its $6.2 billion loss. So it may not sound like it at first, but there’s something in that glass, and CEO Ben Verwaayen, who took...


January 14, 2009  5:31 PM

Proposed FCC head is an FOB



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, digital television, FCC, net neutrality, Obama Administration, regulation

The rumored new head of the FCC is an FOB. That’s “Friend of...


January 12, 2009  1:49 PM

Broadband stimulus: Let’s get it done, not repeat history



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, network infrastructure, Obama Administration, Telecom

I live in the policy belt where there’s no rust in sight and the river of policy statements flows with honey. There’s never a recession in the policy-wonk biz,...


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