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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,...

August 18, 2010  12:54 PM

FCC broadband report: Who’s got the speed?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, ISPs, national broadband plan, regulation

The FCC has released a report on broadband speeds, and the results are unsurprising. Users get perhaps

April 19, 2010  12:25 PM

BT/Orange broadband infrastructure deal — future indicator?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, ISPs, network outsourcing

A deal between Orange and BT may be the start of a wireline trend that, at least in Europe, could redefine broadband ISP services. Orange is outsourcing its own infrastructure to BT in return for...

February 10, 2010  6:02 PM

Netflix raises key question: Is Internet video inherently non-neutral?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
bandwidth, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, ISPs, net neutrality, Netflix, next-gen content delivery and video, online video, OTT, over-the-top, QoS, Quality of Service

Netflix's recent public comments on net neutrality illustrate the public policy...

November 9, 2009  2:03 PM

New broadband stimulus proposal emerges from FCC inquiry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband stimulus, FCC, ISPs

A proposal to pay ISPs to connect broadband customers is one of those that’s emerging out of the FCC broadband policy debate, and the concept has some merit. A direct payment for a connected subscriber might address the fact that there is a...

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

April 20, 2009  5:42 PM

Online viewing: New study points to the issues

Posted by: Tom Nolle
bandwidth, ISPs, Online advertising, online video

A new piece of university research shows that TV still has the largest eyeball share by far, and in every demographic group. Online video accounts for only a half-percent of viewing time overall, in fact. Computer video...

February 17, 2009  8:57 PM

Internet security: No easy fix

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet, ISPs, PSTN, Security

The issue of Internet security, and in fact of computer security overall, has become more difficult through the years, enough to prompt some to ask whether we need a “new Internet” that is less vulnerable. Stanford’s Clean Slate approach and...


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