Uncommon Wisdom:

August, 2009


August 14, 2009  1:36 PM

Comcast appeals FCC traffic management order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, regulation

Comcast has decided to appeal the FCC’s order for the cable giant to stop metering P2P traffic, even though Comcast ceased that practice even before the FCC order was issued. The goal of the company is to test the

August 13, 2009  4:00 PM

Internet regulatory policy and the “middle mile”



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, middle-mile, regulation

The notion of a government-subsidized Internet is enormously appealing to many, and nearly everyone in the media, so it always gets a lot of hype. There are, in fact, some programs to provide broadband subsidies, ranging from the limited U.S. rural subsidy program to the incredibly ambitious...


August 11, 2009  1:48 PM

Nortel Carrier Ethernet assets still up for grabs



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Ericsson, Nortel, PBT

Nortel’s CEO resigned as the company reported another steep loss and the auction of the


August 10, 2009  1:53 PM

Paid content trends indicate deals are in order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, online content, paid content

News Corp is planning to charge for viewing at least some of its key news sites to access stories, and likely all four major publications including The Financial Times and The Sunday Times. The shift isn’t unique—The Wall Street Journal charges for its online...


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