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David Byrd
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ANPI Goes to Washington

For me NTCA's Legislature and Policy meeting in Washington, D.C. represented an opportunity to participate in a process that is cloaked in secrecy.

ANPI Goes to Washington

Last week the NTCA The Rural Broadband Association had their annual Legislature and Policy meeting in Washington, D.C. For me it represented an opportunity to participate in a process that is cloaked in secrecy and looked upon with disdain. I...

On with RTIME

Last week I attended and spoke at IT Expo in Miami. This week I am attending my first national rural telecom event, Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and Expo (RTIME). What distinguishes this event is focus on the issues of rural...

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....

In the Year 2013

Although it is common to look back on the previous year for highs and lows, I decided to look forward to the top 10 things to monitor in 2013. The order is not of any particular importance but the ten...

The ILECs and NTCA 2012

In joining ANPI, I have been reintroduced to the concerns of the smaller independent telephone companies. Although, these companies are labeled as “incumbents”, they are relatively unknown outside of their local areas. Two things are worth noting: these ILECs or...

More on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

In general, I have been too busy or disinterested to ever read a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). I can now say, “That was a mistake.” It is well worth the effort to read relevant parts of the NPRM just...

Can We do What Google Does?

This week the telecom new sites and bloggers have been abuzz with comments and insights regarding the Google announcement of "free" phone service for Gmail users. For those that have been on another planet this week, Google's new product...

To All of You, Thanks

Yesterday a most unusual thing happened. A customer complained by sending an email to our CEO. Most companies expect to see emails or phone calls to upper management regarding service or billing issues regularly. However, in the case of...

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...

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...

Chili Crab, Pepper Crab, the Heat is On

Chili Crab, Pepper Crab, the Heat is On On Friday, I blogged that I would share with you one of my favorite recipes. Well, guess what. You are going to get two of them today. Although, my wife insists...

Must It Always be Premise PBX Versus Hosted Service?

With the recent Broadvox announcement of a virtual PBX offering, GO!Hosted, I have been contacted by a number of VARs and OEMs asking for clarification of our product strategy. I find this interesting because, Broadvox has always supported both...

Saving Net Neutrality with Finesse or Brute Force

An important lesson learned in my youth was if I use the right tool to repair something then brute force would seldom be necessary. In fact, most of the time using brute force resulted in additional damage. This begat...

SIP Trunking and VoiceCon

The three-hour SIP Trunking session at VoiceCon drew over three hundred participants. That is SIPnormous. It demonstrates the growing interest in SIP by enterprises as they begin to supplement their intranet VoIP implementations with extranet SIP. While Broadvox was...

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...

Pearing Up can be Good

It was a bit chilly, this weekend and I thought a chicken potpie would hit the spot. I also noted that I have not given you my chicken potpie recipe. It seemed like a good idea. I took a...

Google, Gizmo...Game On

The Google Voice and Gizmo partnership bears watching. By signing up with both companies and performing a few software downloads and such, you are on your way to making free calls. It is unclear if the service is global...

Mirepoix, Classic...Next Generation, Priceless

The Fourth of July is a grilling weekend and mine was no exception. I fixed smoked chicken breasts, St. Louis Style barbeque ribs, bacon wrapped scallops and glazed shrimp. It was a feast for the eyes and soul. Thus...

Pricing Integrity and Discounting

In my short time at Broadvox, I have seen more requests for discounts than at any other business that I have worked. One reason is the number of orders we take in each day, the other is a lack...

Wash the FUD out of Your Mouth

So what dramatic thing did I do? I looked at the audience and exclaimed, "Bull____!" Okay, I was braver then and there were no children in the audience. But it worked. Now I had their attention. I pressed home...

FUD and TAG

Perhaps you are wondering what got me going on this whole FUD thing and IP Communications. I was recently on a panel at the Technology Assurance Group National Convention. This is an exceptional organizational consisting of 120+ major VARs...

Mom and Dad Save the World...

Not anymore. I lost my mother on Friday. It was surreal since she was not ill and exercised nearly every day. She experienced a massive heart attack during her morning walk. I was stunned at the lost. She had...

Chili and Choice

Christmas was a cacophony of foods, sounds and sights. However, most of it is based on traditional elements, ham, turkey, greens, pies, etc. When I married my wife I was introduced to a new tradition, chili on Christmas Eve. ...
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