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Non-competitive Broadband

The FCC defines broadband at 25 Mbps by 3 Mbps. At that speed, most Americans have one choice: cable! How funny is it that telcos had DSL in the Lab in the late 1960s and didn't roll it out...

The Google Hype Machine

When Google Fiber enters a market, the Duopoly gets worried. And this is great for consumers. However, I am watching the Hype Machine from inside Tampa after Google Fiber announced that Google Fiber MAY come to Tampa (and Jacksonville,...

The Broadband Competition Problem

Big discussion over at AVC on Fred Wilson's blog post about the lack of broadband competition. After the broadband report came out, this apparently was a shock to some: "Today, nearly 40 percent of American households either do not...

RUS, FCC, BIP, USF and Other Acronyms

The Big Boy telecom advocacy groups and pundits are spinning that the FCC is overstepping its bounds. Headline from Forbes and their law + technology columnist: FCC's First Net Neutrality Fine Heralds The Big Internet Chill. This was followed...

News Tidbits Part 2919

Windstream joins the likes of TelePacific, the old Airband (now UNSi) and numerous WISPs in offering Fixed Wireless. "Windstream's Fixed Wireless is a technology solution for carrier-grade Ethernet and Internet-over-Ethernet connectivity delivered by digital microwave technology, and is currently...

Why Broadband May Not Be The Answer

This is a look at a typical Internet Minute: And that is the consumer stuff filled with social and real time communications. What about the business customers Internet Traffic? What does it consist of? How much of it is...

What Do You Do When Gigabit is $70?

There has been a flurry of announcements about Gigabit broadband around the country - in Detroit, San Antonio, and so many major cities by the Duopoly. So what does a channel partner do when Gigabit is just $70? You...

Phones and TV Are Disappearing

During a CEO Exchange at the FISPA Live event last week, the discussion among the CEOs turned to TV service. Many in the room were primarily residential ISPs or CLECs, all of whom offered Internet. The discussion was about...

The WalMart Effect on the Duopoly

As pricing on bandwidth declines, it is having a ripple effect on the whole system. Bandwidth prices have been in decline but the last couple of years the megabits per dollar has really dropped. The more you buy -...

The Race to Gigabit is About Business

The cable companies racing to Gigabit networks isn't about delivering ultra-fast broadband to consumers. The Gigabit announcements get them good PR in DC, where the largest MSOs are waiting for approval for acquisitions (Comcast for TWC; Charter for Bright...

Cable Will Win

The Telecompetitor spends a lot of space on Chattanooga's muni network - as if it was the perfect model for a Gigabit network. Two problems with it: (1) it cost taxpayers literally millions of dollars via bonds and federal...

Do Network Upgrades Matter

AT&T is upgrading some U-Verse areas to 75 Mbps. Is this in response to the new FCC definition of broadband? Indiana Fiber Network is upgrading to 100G. IFN is owned by 20 LECs in the state that put 3500...

The RBOCs: Copper, Spectrum, Regulation and Sales

We have just 2 RBOCs - regional Bell companies left - AT&T and Verizon. You might consider CenturyLink an RBOC (because of US West), but since they don't have the same business model as the other 2, I just...

The New Broadband Definition

We know that Obama and the Comcast CEO are golfing buddies, but I didn't see it coming that in one fell swoop cable would become the sole broadband provider for America. The FCC adopted a new definition of broadband...

The FCC's 10MB Problem

The FCC in December raised the broadband speed target to 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That re-definition of broadband will redraw the broadband map in the US. (It will knock out some ISPs that offer ADSL (version...

The Year That Was a Mess

We have a huge Net Neutrality debate, Open Internet fights (especially between Netflix and ISPs) and peering duels (between ISPs and backbones, notice the pattern?). Why? Lack of broadband competition. Big mergers still in play: AT&T buying DirecTV to...

End of Year Tidbits

Stop watching the news. Seriously. It's nothing but depressing stuff. It is no way to end the day (go to sleep) or no way to start the day. Read something for 15 minutes instead. Want some ideas? Seth's blog...

Connection Contradiction

Comcast conducted a survey in 2012 and again in 2014 about business connectivity. Today, 4% less think connectivity is tactical and 3% less think it is strategic, but 7% MORE think it is Essential. (Taking out statistical relevance of...

More Thoughts from Denver (II)

Why are Phone Numbers still used? If Broadband is as vital as electricity, why do we allow this to happen? Frontier faces a class action lawsuit in West Virginia over its broadband service. Want to beat Amazon? Sell your...

FCC Chair Wheeler Missed a Point

At Comptel, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was the keynote speaker. Competition is the FCC model, he stated. Really? Since when? Do you think we have adequate competition in anything but cellular? Wheeler says that for the FCC "the best...

The IP Transformation Effect

While the former RBOCs run pilots for the TDM-to-IP transformation that they are pushing for, the rest of the ILEC world is scrambling to figure out how it will destroy their current business model. The Rural LECs have been...

More Verizon Netflix Buffering

On Verizon's public policy blog, there is a response to the Netflix buffering issue - sort of. It's kind of funny. "Verizon received an email from a customer in Los Angeles asking why he was not getting a good...

Are You Getting Rejected By Cable?

I hear a lot of stories about cable: (1) About a one-third order drop out rate due to no facilities: (2) Intensive paperwork for orders and quotes; and (3) clean orders are rare, which causes rejections that result in...

What I Read Over the Weekend

This could have been a good case study article if it had been more specific. Instead it is full of vague assumptions. Not helpful at all. AT&T is adding cities in NC to its U-Verse with GigaPower. I wonder...

The Load on Cable

Yesterday, I wrote about how if your Netflix is buffering on your broadband connection, then how can you expect VoIP to work. I wanted to add to that post because I don't think that telecom salespeople (or channel partners)...
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