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February 23, 2011  3:58 PM

Video streaming causing wireline broadband and cable planning issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Comcast, FCC, OTT, video streaming, wireline broadband

It is very clear that video streaming services are growing, partly in response to the tablet opportunity, and this creates special problems for broadband operators, most of whom...

February 21, 2011  4:11 PM

Will Congress derail the FCC’s net neutrality before the courts do?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, settlement

Well, we’ve got the usual regulatory flap, with the same players and the same issues. Republicans in Congress are looking for a way to derail the FCC’s net neutrality...

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February 7, 2011  6:31 PM

Content is again king — but in a less cool, grown-up business way



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AOL, Comcast, Google, NBC, online content, OTT, portals, Yahoo

There are some new indications that the momentum of the web is shifting more decisively toward content, but not in the simplistic “content is king” sense. What’s happening is a combination of fairly complicated and interrelated shifts, and these are gradually changing the way the online...


January 6, 2011  2:45 PM

Cisco’s Videoscape: A good video-service-layer move, with caveats



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Comcast, content monetization, TV everywhere, Video, Videoscape

Cisco took what could be a giant step for itself at CES with its new video ecosystem. Cisco's Videoscape combines in-home tools and...


December 20, 2010  3:07 PM

Considering the dual logic behind the FCC’s net neutrality order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality, regulation, Regulations

The FCC will be releasing its net neutrality order tomorrow, though it's not fully baked at this point and might still be pulled from the agenda. The order appears to be a...


December 16, 2010  2:47 PM

Consumer-driven public networking hits financial watershed



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, Online advertising, peering, Quality of Service, regulation

The holiday season is always dominated by consumerism, but it should be pretty clear to everyone that networking itself is increasingly dominated by the consumer. We’re headed very quickly for a time when the consumer essentially funds all public networking,...


December 8, 2010  12:28 AM

Google’s Chrome OS: Framework for cloud client device and platform



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Chrome OS, Cloud computing, Comcast, Google, OTT, over-the-top, peering, usage-based pricing

Google let the industry have its first look at its Chrome OS, which it sees as the framework for a...

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November 30, 2010  1:18 PM

Level 3/Comcast transport dispute bigger than peering issue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, net neutrality, Netflix, peering

With Cyber Monday turning in good numbers, it’s ironic that we’re also seeing more stress cracks in the business model of the Internet in its broadest sense. The popular hope that somehow things will just get better and cheaper forever is colliding with hard economic reality within the...


April 21, 2010  12:28 PM

Comcast isn’t alone in P2P-throttling court cases



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, P2P

Another ISP may be heading for conflict on P2P throttling. RCN had a civil case against it with a settlement pending prior to the DC Court of Appeals


April 8, 2010  1:35 PM

FCC extends net neutrality comment deadline due to court decision



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, Regulations

The FCC decided to extend its comment period for the pending Net Neutrality NPRM for a couple of weeks to allow time to develop responses and comments that reflect the...


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