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Test My ISP

Earlier this week the FCC announced that four out of five Americans do not know the speed of their broadband at home. Additionally, 91 percent considered the speed of their broadband to be sufficient for their needs. This is...

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...

Good Things Take Time

Obviously, I did not need to create an original recipe this weekend as I had the Smoked Pork and Ricotta Cannelloni waiting the wings. Therefore, Friday was southern fried pork chops with a green salad, Saturday was BBQ chicken...

The FCC is Obscuring Intent with the Third Way

Today is my final review of the "Third Way" as proposed by Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman. While we have discussed Sections 201 and 202, I do not plan to spend time examining the impact of Section 208, which gives...

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...

To the Beat of a Different Drum

Friday, we had Alaskan King Crab Quiche and Sunday, I served cannelloni. While there are many versions of cannelloni, I made my filling using smoked pork loin and cured Virginia ham. I chose those particular meats over Italian sausage...

A Cautious Approach to Net Neutrality, A Third Way

Yesterday, the major news of the day was the Dow dropping 1000 points in just a few minutes. However, for the world of telecom, it was the notice that FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, was going to release a statement...

Are Current Government Policies Hurting SMBs?

A recent cover story by CRN interviewed small IT related businesses regarding President Obama's 2009/2010 legislative activity/wins and the impact on their business. While I am sure the story was not attempting to accurately poll IT related SMBs, it...

An Improved Strategy for US Broadband

We are down to the final leg of the three-legged stool, speed. Most studies examining broadband use a speed of 200kbps as the minimum measure. However, in 2008 the FCC finally realized that 200kbps was insufficient to support the...

Further Broadband Penetration Deconstruction

Before I begin, I want to remind you that most of the numbers used for the subject for this week's blog come from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration (NTIA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National...

Deconstructing Curry and Broadband Statistics

It was great to be home for the weekend and cooking my favorite foods. For starters, on Friday we had my fried chicken. Sometimes I'll purchase chicken but after having been in New Orleans for a long a weekend...

Another View of the US Position on Broadband

While there is much wringing of hands with regard to broadband in the US versus the rest of the world, I wondered if we were analyzing the numbers properly. Currently, broadband usage is measured using three factors price, speed...

Over Reach and Just Right

It has been a few days since the Federal court ruled against the FCC in the matter of Comcast Cable. It is important to note that few players in the carrier world wanted to see Comcast lose. However, there...

Should Broadband Expansion be Public Policy?

Interestingly, the announcement by the FCC of a National Broadband Plan received little to no attention on our major media outlets. Perhaps it's because the amount of money involved is rather low when compared to Social Security, Medicare, and...

Broadband Access, a Matter of Public Policy?

Julius Genachowski, chair of the FCC, was quite pleased to announce plans to transfer billions of dollars from the USF to develop broadband in rural and underserved areas of the country. More eagerly, the current FCC wants to connect...

Broadband Expansion Economic Impact

The initial focus of this series explained that most of the allocated telecom stimulus money has not been awarded and only a small fraction of it spent. The next consideration is what will the impact be on our IP...

Braised, Baked and By the Numbers

Some weekends are tougher to come up with something new to eat. This was one of those weekends. Initially, I considered cooking duck or rabbit but switched to roast beef and turkey wings. I cooked the roast beef because...

Stimulating the Stimulus

Discussing the effects of the Stimulus Bill or more accurately known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed by congress to assist an ailing economy is fraught with pitfalls, but I think worthwhile for our industry...

Record Snowfall in Dallas

While we are all aware that the east coast has been hammered this year with snow, Dallas and other areas in the south have been spared until yesterday. Having lived here for nearly twenty-five years, snowfall is not unusual....

Searching for IP Services - Part II

I had hoped to have similar reviews of the SIP Trunking offerings between AT&T and Verizon. However, it is not possible without a phone call to Verizon. I didn't have time to do that so I'll go with what...

Zero out of 7291

I was not surprise to see we batted a big fat zero when it came to being mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union Address on Wednesday. I expected that. Given two critical factors, what the politicians and...

The State of Telecom

Tonight President Obama will give his first State of the Union Address. Most of the address will be about subjects driven by the politicians and media: The war in Afghanistan, the withdrawal from Iraq, the now on life support...

Fried Chicken and Broadband have no Relationship

Last Friday was my/our 25th wedding anniversary. As I prepared to go home, I was asked several times where was I taking her to dinner. Let me make this clear, my wife would have been very disappointed if I...

Happy New Year!

The holidays were full of food, glorious food. While I apologize for the length of time without a blog or a recipe, I'll make up for in the weeks to come. First food...the holidays began with more homemade bacon,...

A Merry Broadband Christmas...

My new smoker and I have been having one heck of an affair. Someone said over the weekend that all I am doing is smoking food. That is not entirely true. I have been smoking nearly every weekend as...
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