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Wireless Broadband is Rising Quickly

It is often noted that Hosted Unified Communications must include mobility (FMC) and integrated mobile access (smartphones, laptops and tablets). Given the rise in wireless broadband investment, up more than 40% from 2009 to 2012, from $21 billion to $30...

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 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...

Changes Coming for the FCC

FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, has informed his staff and President Obama of his intent to resign in the near future. Interestingly, I began this blog shortly after he assumed the role of chairman. I like many others wanted to see...

In the Year 2013 (Part II)

Again, my top ten things to monitor or be aware of this year are in no particular order. Each is important to the industry in addressing a required standard, regulatory issue or technology trend. So, let’s continue with item 4....

Free Speech versus an Open Internet

Most Americans are fervent defenders of the First Amendment right of free speech. The definition of Freedom of Speech has been modified over the years to be both more expansive and in some cases restricted. However, it has persevered and...

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...

Watch Out for that Speed Bump

In the debate over Net Neutrality and Universal Service, the idea for tiered pricing of broadband usage is often a point of contention. When I entered the debate I was against tiered pricing. However, today I hold a different view....

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....

Unleash the Hounds

Odd that in the same week we have very differing aspects of the value of social media and both relate to emergency situations. During the current crisis in Britain, social media is actively used to promote, invite and expand the...

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...

From SNL to the Senate, the Honorable Al Franken

I was not one of those that felt Ronald Reagan did not have the stuff to be President of the United States. He was older than I and “Bed Time for Bonzo” was not on my must watch list. Even...

Net Neutrality Makes the Evening News

Net Neutrality Makes the Evening News Sure, we in the IP community think net neutrality is a big deal. However, yesterday net neutrality hit the big time, the evening news. Although telecommunications is a very large industry employing millions of...

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...
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