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Bring Your Own Governance

Over the past few days there have been multiple articles espousing the importance of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobility. While there are those that insist mobile phones will soon exceed desktop phones, the facts don’t support the conclusion....

When Rural Becomes Competitive

The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) has renamed itself the Competitive Carrier Association to create greater synergies to fight AT&T ad Verizon, the two largest wireless carriers in the US. Whereas the RCA saw its initial charter as promoting the interest...

And the Answer is...

Best-of-Breed, End-to-end, single vendor architecture and everything scape; these are the terms of the past and future which are dangled in front of businesses and carriers as the nirvana for a myriad of situations. Yesterday, during Cisco Live, CEO John...

FUD and MOS Redux

In the original blog from 2010, VoIP was under attack by traditional carriers as suffering from poor quality and reliability. That is no longer the case. In fact, as I increased my U-verse bandwidth recently, the sales person spoke very...

SIP Trunking Cost Savings Redux

On Monday I discussed why it is difficult to tie a single cost savings number to transitioning your connectivity from dedicated PRIs to converged T1s or SIP Trunks. While most companies will see a savings, the amount is network dependent....

What's in a Word, Small?

Defining a small business is very difficult but necessary. It is particularly important when discussing the needs of a small business versus that of a large enterprise and in too many cases the line is blurred and the result is...

Triple Digit Growth

SIP Trunking service revenue jumped 128% globally in 2011 according to Infonetics. Businesses want to embrace VoIP but they want the business ready features and applications associated with SIP. In the survey conducted by Infonetics businesses cited flexibility, centralization of...

Business Ready VoIP: Cable vs. Wireline

I have been down on cable for months as a “business ready” connection. The fluctuating quality of cable services and the lack of predictability of the upload and downloads speeds made using a cable service for business very risky. That’s...

We interrupt this Count

Yesterday, the US Senate defeated an attempt to block the pending Net Neutrality rules. The bill was defeated by a 52-46 vote. This was an important vote since a similar bill to block the implementation of the rules was passed...

USF Reform Takes a Big Step Forward

Yesterday the FCC vote unanimously to approve its proposal to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF). While not making the national news this is a big deal. The proposal changes the way we will fund broadband expansion into rural or...

Reach Out and Ping Someone

I didn’t cook Friday or Saturday. We ate leftover fried chicken on Friday and went out to eat on Saturday. Sunday, I made soft shelled crab and a light salad with Giardiniera and Feta cheese. I shared my giardiniera recipe...

Measuring Broadband America

The report “Measuring Broadband America” by the FCC is an exercise in navel gazing. Previously, I have pointed out that it is important to analyze availability, speed and price or ASP. This report looks only at speed which in the...

Mashups Seem to be Working

Mashups Seem to be Working Okay so I didn’t cook a lot this weekend. Friday was a leftover fried chicken for my wife and leftover prime rib for me. They were accompanied by a Caesar salad. Saturday was salmon and...

Going Dutch

Sushi Friday night and French to celebrate our anniversary on Saturday left few options for an original recipe this weekend. Therefore, one of two dishes made on Sunday would have to succeed. The leading option was a meaty pasta entrée...

A Bold and Rich Choice

This was another weekend where I knew the recipe of the week on Friday. We had some finger foods on both Saturday and Sunday for watching the football games. Although, my wife and I enjoyed every bite of Sunday’s finger...

Up in Smoke, the Telephone Book

What a weekend! I think I cooked the entire time. Loved it! With apple wood, I smoked two chickens, a turkey, brats (bratwursts) and bacon on Saturday. I also make chicken liver paté, and macaroni and asiago cheese. On Sunday,...

Ham, Fettuccine and FiOS

After being on the road for 11 of the last 12 days, I was looking forward to cooking again. However, I would be remiss if I did not describe our last meal in New York City. I was anxious...

Veal Valdostana and Traffic Pumping Update

I didn't cook this weekend as we spent the time in New York City. It's an eating vacation. Walking and window shopping are interrupted by dining adventures both planned and serendipitous. Day one was at the Stage Deli across...

Pumping up Meatloaf and Traffic

Every dish I made this weekend could have been the recipe of the week. However, on Friday, I decided that the winning dish would be something I have never made, usually did not like and never understood. My decision...

The USF Needs Fixing but are these the Guys to do IT

Congressmen Rick Boucher (D-VA) Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Lee Terry (R-NE) have introduced a bill to address the outdated priorities, contribution participants and recipients of the Universal Service Fund. As expected, the...

Simply a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and SIP

One of the simplest things to make is a grilled cheese sandwich. Yet, many of you wait until you go to a Mexican restaurant to have a quesadilla, a grilled cheese sandwich. The only difference is the use of...

The Third Way Moves Forward

Yesterday the FCC voted to issue a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding the application of some elements of Title II of the Communications Act to ISPs. With the courts having determined that the FCC cannot apply net neutrality under...

All You Can Eat Fettuccine

I didn't cook a lot this weekend as we decided to eat light on Friday and tried out a new restaurant on Saturday. Therefore, I knew that Sunday's dish had to be spot on as it, by default, would...

The Telecommunications Bible

Earlier this week I was sent an article discussing activity in congress to revise the Communications Act or more formerly the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The writer referred to the act as the "telecommunications bible". I thought about that...

Pursuing Net Neutrality

In continuing to examine the three primary section of Title II of the Communications Act, today, we look at Section 202. As a reminder, the review is because of the major announcement made by the FCC Chairman to redefine...
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