IP Connects the World Again

David Byrd : Byrd's Eye View
David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

IP Connects the World Again

What a weekend for food! It began with a Tostada (fried corn tortilla covered with refried beans, spicy beef, cheese, chipotle cream and guacamole), French toast (with an apple sauce, honey and maple syrup), sweetbreads three ways (braised with mushrooms in a white wine sauce, deep fried with Panko crumbs and a remoulade sauce and grilled with a smoky BBQ sauce), and grilled tuna (with spicy soy sauce, a peach salsa and wasabi mash potatoes). Wow! I had little choice but to wonder what would be the most the most interesting of dish of the week. I considered everything I made to be rather interesting and I had measurements for everything. I wondered how many of you would really go to the effort of finding and then cooking sweetbreads. By the way, I order sweetbreads whenever they are on the menu. Finally, I decided on French toast. It needs a makeover and my version is fresh, different and very flavorful. Enjoy!

IP Connects US

Let's remember that IP is green. It beats TDM by a mile. And it is a mile down that IP is now delivering us a live view of the British Petroleum oil leak in the gulf. This might not seem like an IP ecosystem subject but keep in mind we used the Internet to communicate the protest in Iran and the death of Michael Jackson. This time the story is miles offshore and under 5000 feet of water but we can view it live. That's the power of IP communications. It is also why it is important to address the access and speed of broadband in the US. Without adequate access and speeds, this kind of information will not be available to the masses as viewing video is difficult with dial speeds or slower DSL.

As the various groups, the FCC, ILECs, politicians, and interested parties begin the debate on how to address changes to the Communications Act, events such as this should be part of the discussion. Most of the time the focus of these debates is on new applications and technology, sometimes the discussion should include the need for basic access to information.

 



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