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Anti Net Neutrality Video

August 2, 2006

I don’t agree with much of this video but am always open to many points of view. This video says the best way to ensure competition on the Internet is to keep it free from regulation. I agree with this assumption if there are 5 or more solid competitors to choose from. Any less and there is risk of stifling innovation as broadband competitors own the pipes.

In reality in my area I have cable and DSL to chose from or two vendors.

Net Neutrality Today

June 28, 2006


This story has all the juicy details any story could want… Corruption, money, politics, and even religion… Wait, how did that get in there. Net Neutrality has become a soap opera of sorts and the only thing missing is bad acting and sex.

Seriously, there are religious groups praying for net neutrality and MoveOn.org must feel that Hilary Clinton will have an easy time getting elected – subsequently they have the excess bandwidth to focus on making sure the Internet has a single tier.

For some reason, in my mind the debate about net neutrality has crossed the line from a geeky tech issue to a more mainstream topic with a familiar cast of characters like Moby (those of you in your thirties probably know Moby and for those younger – suffice it to say that Eminem just doesn’t like him).

I must confess it is getting tougher and tougher to keep up with all the news on the topic but this article is a good summary and will keep you up to date on what you need to know for now. My favorite part?

“When you call these Senators, tell them you are from the Christian Coalition and to support Internet Freedom, the Snowe/Dorgan Net Neutrality Bill,” she wrote. “Please be praying at 1:00 p.m.








A CNBC Morning

June 27, 2006

This morning on CNBC I woke up to talk about net neutrality and an analyst who said Google makes a good buy regardless of what happens with net neutrality. From net neutrality the program went on to Comcast customer service -- I think they might have been focusing on heavy machinery while I was in the shower -- it is tough to tell with the water running. Someone apparently videotaped a Comcast customer service representative sleeping on their couch while waiting an hour for the Comcast office to pick up the phone. This reminded me a of a Comcast customer service blog entry I made almost a year ago.

Tom Keating Humor

June 26, 2006

Optimum Online Speeds up

June 22, 2006

Catching up

June 21, 2006

With all my travel lately I have been neglecting my blogging. I figured I would get right back into the swing of things with some links to interesting articles.

You hear me discuss building communities all the time. Well Electronic Arts has decided to purchase Mythic a company devoted to massively multi-player games. The trend towards community building continues to grow across industries and boundaries.

In an effort to increase internet security levels, eBay (I am a shareholder btw) and others have begun to urge Congress for better privacy laws.



Nortel and Huawei

June 16, 2006

ReefPoint

June 16, 2006

Great news for the IP communications market. ReefPoint Systems a big player in IP communications security -- focusing on FMC, IMS and UMA. The company has received $21 million in VC funding from American Capital and will soon announce a new CEO, Woody Ritchey and COO, Dennis Chateauneuf.

Ritchey worked at Cisco, Motorola, Arraycomm and AT&T. Chateauneuf worked at Sentito Networks, DTI Networks/Coppercom, Shiva, Sun and Wang labs.

Their products sit at the border of the Internet and the FMC core and provide.



Verizon's Nancy Gofus

May 26, 2006

Moby on Net Neutrality

May 20, 2006

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