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Telecom Tidbits #2435

A lot going on (especially with M&A). The FCC approved the Charter-TWC-BHN merger, despite being fined for blocking third-party modems. Frontier says that the 30K people affected by the transition (and who still have issues) will get credits and...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2433)

You work in Tech. Everyday is a front row seat to amazing. Right? A pretty good primer on SDN from BI in 2012! Charter Bid Approved! Only condition, NewCharterCo can't have data caps for 7 years. Big deal. In...

Why Did Google Add Landline?

Google decided that they needed to add voice to offer a triple-play. So for $10 you can have a landline equivalent. I have a bunch of questions. One, if you only have 120,000 subscribers*, do you think that not...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2432)

VoIP and QoS Patton started embedding PacketSmart into its SmartNode VoIP CPE. Considering the quality issues on broadband, this is a good move. Crappy call quality on cell phones lowered the bar enough that VoIP was able to take...

The M&A Train Rolls Along

In the UCaaS space, "Fusion has completed the acquisition of the intellectual property and assets of Technology for Business Corporation (TFB), a provider of contact center solutions," reports Channel Vision magazine. In a different kind of merger, Genuity Networks...

Game Over: Comcast and Amazon!

The game is over and cable wins. Comcast may fear competition and bill people for services that they did not receive, but they do have a $6B CLEC business. Most carriers can't say that. Now the broadband game is...

Some M&A

ThinkingPhones has re-branded as Fuze, a video conferencing company it bought recently. Apparently they are running away from the idea of phones. Muni merger in Virginia: "Duffield, Virginia-based Sunset Digital Communications announced last week that it will purchase the...

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...
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