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What is the Price of Broadband?

A discussion about the state of broadband must always include access, speed and price (ASP) in order to provide a true assessment. The White House report “Four Years of Broadband Growth” covers all three elements but price is given the...

The Broader Reach of Broadband

ANPI considers quality high speed broadband as critical to the growth of Unified Communications and more generally IP communications. A report released last week by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council describes...

The FCC May be Getting a Much Needed Wheel

President Barack Obama announces the nomination of Tom Wheeler, right, as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the White House, May 1, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Last week it was announced that President Obama...

A Taxing Issue for Broadband and Channel Partners 2012

A Taxing Issue for Broadband and Channel Partners 2012 Earlier this week the FCC reversed itself and decided not to pursue taxing broadband to supplement the funding of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The USF is funded through taxes...

ASP (Access, Speed and Price) Defines Broadband Penetration

According the FCC’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report, 98% of Americans now have access to broadband that meets 4 Mbps down (into the home) and 1 Mbps up (into the Internet). This infers that 2% do not have such coverage, which...

ITU says Broadband Is the Answer The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is an agency of the UN responsible for information and communication technologies. They allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure interconnection of networks...

Can You Access Me Now?

In the debate over the availability of broadband and the underserved portions of our country, wireless does not seem to be an important variable. Yet, as CTIA reported, there are more wireless subscriptions than people in the U.S. (322,800,000 vs....

Broadband is Around the Corner

The final two elements to consider in making your decision are usually the least well thought-out or investigated. What is the Service Level Agreement or SLA? Most broadband providers merely submit an agreement to the purchaser expecting no changes and...

Clams, Clams and More Clams

Cooking this weekend took a back seat to celebrating. I did not cook Friday or Saturday. However, do not despair as I developed two exciting new recipes on Sunday. The first was clam chowder using razor clams given to me...

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...

Broadband Selection Criteria 2 and 3

As Broadvox has grown as an ITSP and hosted service provider, exclaiming the value of improved QoS is becoming more and more important. Furthermore, with the continued ambiguity surrounding real net neutrality rules, IP communications continue to be at risk...

Aioli and Broadband, Hundreds of Options

What a weekend! Friday, I deep fried a seasoned turkey breast and made a salad for Gay and a sandwich for me. Deep fried turkey is very different from fried chicken. It doesn’t use flour or batter and the end...

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...

Holy Massive Bureaucratic Report IP Man!

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted February 8, 2011 and released February 9, 2011 is one gigantic tome. Even the rules regarding commenting require a moment or two of thought, check out the following: Comment...

Business VoIP Faces Armageddon

Perhaps the hardest thing to do in this blog was keep the word “puppy” out of the title. An ambient video showing some cute puppies has caused quite a stir as its popularity is greater than that of ESPN Online....

Zero, Six, 6940

It seems that even when IP communications gets a mentioned in the State of the Union address, it is only as a prop for some other thing. The 2011 State of the Union address had 6940 words, 6 mentions of...

Romania and High Speed Internet

I woke up this morning wondering what would be interesting to blog about today. As I generally try to avoid regurgitating anything, I was pleased to see the new report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on the state...

Broadband is not Scarce

The latest FCC report on the state of broadband in the US labels broadband as “scarce”. That is hardly the case. Several good things have come from the FCC this year regarding broadband. First, it was useful to announce a...

Telecommunications, More than Just a Hill of Beans

Telecommunications, More than Just a Hill of Beans Saturday, I stopped by H Mart, an Asian grocery store. I went in with no real need but as always purchased quite a few things. Let's begin with the odd, pig's...

And Congress Steps Over It

While many of us look forward to when congress does even less that it's doing today, there are times when we need them to act. Resolving the concerns regarding net neutrality is one of those times. House Energy and...

Broadband, a Civil Right?

Never does it fail that when a group of bureaucrats get together silly mind numbing thoughts will flow. Regardless of the country, format, subject or education, the pronouncements by these public servants continue to amaze and infuriate those us...

Changing the World is not Easy

Earlier this week I read someone's comments regarding the new Google Voice free service. The essence of the article was that this free service was going to change the way telecommunications is delivered and sold in the US, and,...

Advertised, Expectations and Actual

We were busy this weekend so food was rather pedestrian, pizza for both Friday and Saturday. I did prepare a nice spring salad for each meal. However, I prepared one dish that was outstanding, Seared Ahi Tuna and Mexican...

The Wild Wild West and Net Neutrality

The immediate barrage of comments related to the net neutrality proposal from Google and Verizon gave me pause. While looking to such major players to devise a net neutrality plan that would truly address the concerns of consumer activists...

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...
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