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August 19, 2010  12:53 PM

Web traffic analysis: Is web dying or just changing?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, Internet traffic, regulation, Social networking

Is the web dead at 20? A number of sensational comments suggest it's true, and some of Cisco’s traffic trend data seems to show the same thing. There are also suggestions that even if the web is alive, it may increasingly be just a way of getting onto a social website or receiving Tweets....

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

August 12, 2010  3:50 PM

A closer look at the Google/Verizon joint net neutrality proposal

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

Google and Verizon have issued a joint proposal on the regulation of net ...

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August 6, 2010  5:23 PM

Verizon/Google rumors halt FCC net neutrality talks

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, regulation, U-verse, Verizon

The FCC called off its multilateral talks with stakeholders on net neutrality in the wake of a

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...

July 22, 2010  12:55 PM

FCC broadband report claims regulation authority; will court follow?

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

The FCC released another broadband report, and while this one is replete with arcane FCC jargon and not easily followed, it’s a pretty revolutionary change. The jist of the report is that the FCC concludes that broadband services are not being provided to “all Americans” as Section 706 of the...

June 22, 2010  6:42 PM

Could Telstra-NBN deal serve as model for U.S. broadband deployment?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Australia, Broadband, CLECs, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, legislation, National Broadband Network, NBN, regulation, return on investment, ROI, Telstra

It looks like Telstra and the Australian government have finally struck a deal for the acquisition of Telstra's access infrastructure for the rollout of Australia's

June 18, 2010  1:15 PM

FCC broadband service inquiry introduces ‘third way’ proposal

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, regulation

The FCC released a Notice of Inquiry on net neutrality, the first step in taking affirmative

May 28, 2010  2:04 PM

Congress to rewrite the Telecom Act? Not so fast, my friend

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, legislation, regulation, Telecom Act, Telecommunications Act of 1996

If you listened to the media, you'd think Congress was about to rewrite the Telecom Act. To be sure, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is one of the...

February 26, 2010  6:36 PM

Telstra’s government broadband tangle could backfire on users

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, regulation, Telstra

Telstra’s problems with the government and the government-owned NBN Company subsidy policy have taken a new and potentially ugly turn as the latest legislation proposes that the NBN...

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