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Quality of Service


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 5, 2010  1:35 PM

Possible Verizon/Google content fast-lane deal: net neutrality issues?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Google, net neutrality, Quality of Service, regulation, Verizon

Verizon and Google are said to be nearing a deal that would establish "fast lanes" for content delivery to consumers paid by portal players (like YouTube) willing to pay a charge 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...

September 22, 2009  2:15 PM

FCC net neutrality proposal confuses the issue

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality, P2P, Quality of Service, Regulations

Reviewing FCC Chairman Genachowski’s comments on the net neutrality process, we find that there are a number of interesting points.

  • First, the FCC is indeed...

September 17, 2009  11:50 AM

Alcatel-Lucent’s converged backbone meets carrier needs

Posted by: Tom Nolle
core networks, IP, Optical Networking, Quality of Service

Alcatel-Lucent has announced a converged optical/IP backbone strategy that is aimed at a much more seamless coupling between core routing and core optics, the very thing that service providers have been demanding in RFPs. Further,...


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