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February 11, 2010  2:51 PM

Misinterpreted Google broadband test jolts telecom industry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, fiber to the home, Google, ISP, regulation

In the latest of many moves that the media and industry are apparently determined to misinterpret (probably with some encouragement from Google), search giant Google is being portrayed as the next...

October 24, 2008  2:22 PM

Metered Internet use causing a stir

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, ISP, network monetization

October 24 2008 regarding metered Internet trends.
Metered Internet usage is stirring comment in the UK and the U.S. trials of the idea, put on hold by the hurricane season, are now expected to get underway shortly at TW Cable.

The notion of reducing capacity growth and slowing...

August 7, 2008  2:47 PM

AOL profits way down; Time to sell

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, ISP, Online advertising, Social networking

Time-Warner’s AOL unit saw profits fall by 26%, and has been in talks to split and sell off AOL to boost the parent company’s financials. The drop in AOL’s fortunes came not because of a shift from an access model to an ad model per se, but because of the shift to broadband...

November 20, 2007  6:50 PM

Earthlink shuts down WiFi effort

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, ISP, Wi-Fi

Earthlink has decided to shut down its efforts to create a series of municipal WiFi networks to bolster its sagging ISP business. The decision was inevitable in our view, because as we have noted often there is no way that fixed wireless technology can support consumer broadband requirements that...


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