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The IP Community Needs a Little Privacy

The IP Community Needs a Little Privacy Perhaps, I have written about this before but after discovering the FCC broadband test site, I needed to blog on this again. Historically, we have always known that sending information over the...

Honesty in Messaging Wins

As we work to motivate companies to purchase IP based products, I find that a number of us are creating new untested and perhaps weaker messages. The value proposition for IP communications is fairly straightforward. By transitioning to IP...

An Odd Pairing, Pork and Clams, Obama and Net Neutrality

Two thoughts come to mind as I look back on this weekend's dining delights. First, it is good that the Super Bowl comes once a year as I always prepare too much fried food. Second, remembering one of your...

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...

What will be the Buzz?

I am attending IT Expo in Miami this week and participating in three panel discussions. I know mostly what I will be talking about but I wonder what will be the leading topics of the show. Last year Nortel,...

Real Carriers Eat Quiche

It's been a couple of weeks since I last wrote this blog. The amount of travel and such to start the year was a bit overwhelming and I found time to be a commodity in short supply. I decided...

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,...

An all IP Future?

Is there really a question about the future of telecommunications? Over the last thirty years, I have participated in the development of the Intelligent Network Architecture that brought us Service Control Points and out of band signaling (SS7), Cellular...

Umami in Food and Telecom

While we were educated with the understanding of four tastes (sweet, sour, salty and bitter), umami has been recently added as a fifth basic taste. The word is Japanese and in English we sometimes refer to umami as being...

Smokin' and the FCC

My weekend was fantastic! Great food was eaten and my new smoker was delivered. 84 inches of smoking prowess, nearly 800 pounds of steel and 3269 square inches of cooking surface. Okay back to the food, we had a...

Loco SuperComm and Comptel

Vacation was very good but good reasonably priced food was difficult to find. I went to Maui for my vacation and discovered that restaurant prices have gone through the roof. Our  favorite places to have dinner now offer $15-20...

Getting Jerked Around...

The weekend in Dallas was not its usually warm sunny self. The weather was cold, cloudy and sometimes wet. However, it did not deter me from cooking Jamaican Jerk chicken. The reason for cooking the chicken originally arose when...

Cloud Computing Applications and Impact

There are several oft-discussed cloud computing proponents in the market, AT&T, Google, Microsoft and IBM. I don't see the need to cover IBM as they have been in the outsourcing business for many years. Instead, I'd like to look...

Peek-a-boo Julius Genachowski

IP Videophones are multiplying quickly in the marketplace and Broadvox labs. So far testing has been quick and satisfying. The phones all adhere to H.263 and H.264 video codec standards. This allows for any video device to any video...

The State of IP (Part II) Q&A

Tehrani: In what ways is President Barack Obama helping or hindering the technology markets? What more can he do?   David Byrd: President Obama has only been in office six months and he has put in place what appear...

Sotomayor and Net Neutrality

First, I'll join many Americans on congratulating Sonia Sotomayor on being confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice. It is commendable to be in the position for the job, laudable to be nominated for the job and a significant...

Stirring Things Up

It was another good weekend to relax and cook. I grilled some steaks and served those with homemade curly fries and grilled squash and zucchini. Sunday, we had one of my favorite dishes, a bucket of clams and mussels....

Wi-Fi, Mi-FI and Broadband Access

Wi-Fi, Mi-FI and Broadband Access Before we continue our discussion of Personal Area Networks (PAN), I should note that Julius Genachowski was confirmed as the Chairman of the FCC last week. This wasn't a surprise but it was anxiously...

The Right to Bear IP

While I have spent the week thinking about the direction of broadband for the US, I have also observed what is happening in other parts of the world. The growth of broadband and Internet access is indeed driving many...

The Senate Hearings Have Begun

Monday I changed my position and now support tiered broadband pricing. There is enough existing or potential competition in urban areas to support this pricing model without dampening access to or the adoption rate of high-speed broadband. However, in...

Curry No Favors

It was another great weekend for food. My wife decided she wanted a shrimp curry and while that was a great idea, I like to have the flavor of several curries when eating Indian food. Therefore, I made three,...

By the Byte or the End of the Buffet

Wednesday I was running short on time and could not finish the description of the proposed changes to bandwidth utilization pricing. At its core, it is simply a way for the cable companies to increase prices for access to...

A Mouthful: Grilled Butterflied Chicken, CTO, CIO and FCC

Okay so the weekend was kind of a repeat of Easter, a little bit of rain and a little cool. Perhaps, then it was okay that I repeated my first dish of the year. My wife asked for Crab...
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