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My Negative Outlook

It has been pointed out that I tend to have a negative outlook. I don't know how fair that statement is but I'll give you my view of the world. I'm an American. This is the greatest country in the...

Some Unsettling Numbers

"The American economy lost 131,000 net jobs in July, about 70,000 worse than expected.  The loss of 143,000 temporary Census jobs, which was expected by economists, pushed the "headline" number into the red."  How many jobs have the merged telecom...

Mergers Only Mask the Truth

I have a firm belief that most mergers are just ways to make the books look better by clouding the numbers. Take this headline from the Morning Journal, "CenturyLink has profitable second quarter, primarily due to acquisition". I agree with...

Is Broadband a Utility Now?

The way the FCC is examining, re-classifying and inquirying broadband, has it become a utility now?There are many studies that show that cities with broadband do better economically than cities without broadband. The Iowa City study done about 5 years...

Losses All The Way Around

What a terrible quarter. The FCC is playing around with Broadband - plans, definitions and classifications. The NTIA took the summer off from its task on the broadband stimulus. Meanwhile, VZ releases its quarterly numbers as a loss due to pension payments...

FCC Report of Obviousness

The FCC released the Sixth Broadband Deployment Report. Due to the FCC changing the definition of broadband from the decade old standard of 200 Kbps downstream, most DSL won't count as Broadband since the FCC now defines broadband as 4...

Qwest Loses Forbearance

Qwest had a forbearance petition in at the FCC for the Phoenix metro area. It was denied by the FCC last week. It was denied in 2008 by Martin's commission as well. Qwest claims that cable, VoIP and cellular are...

Is FiOS Crushing Verizon?

Is Verizon getting crushed by their FiOS project?A source says that the labor force internally has shifted around so that the FiOS department is a separate stand-alone department without access from other departments. In other words, FiOS is a silo....

Verizon Starts Blocking

Comcast won in court over the FCC on the issue of traffic shaping, so Verizon started blocking ports this week. First, VZ started blocking port 25 yesterday on their FiOS and DSL networks. Now VoIP Traffic is being blocked. From...

Congressional Rural Broadband

For years no one in Congress cared about the Internet or Broadband. (In fact, it looked like they didn't care about anything but re-election).But the ILEC's have them caring. Yep. Lobbying dollars into the accounts of about 40 congress critters...

Metered Data Begins

TWC and AT&T both trialed metered Internet access over wireline broadband. As far as I know, both trials were not that successful.The big issue for ISP's is that the bandwidth consumption keeps increasing (as the Internet becomes the communication avenue...

Do You KNow Your Broadband Speed?

I think my cable modem from BHN is 7MB x 1MB but not sure that it what they promise, best effort or what I guess it is. I'm not alone."Four out of five home broadband users (80%) say they do...

Just a Reminder

The masses. You know, the ratepayers, the taxpayers, the consumers. These are the people who have paid for the PSTN. These same consumers have also paid for the future broadband networks that the ILECs have refused to build despite taking...

The FCC is Rolling

Except for Commissioner McDowell who is out after emergency gall bladder surgery, the FCC has been pumping out the info. The Broadband.gov site is pumping out info. Broadband maps, consumer speed tests, spectrum database, and the Commish's blog. (The website also...

Re-Title the Internet

Last Friday, FCC Chairman Genachowski received a letter from three law professors, all experts on telecommunications law and open Internet rules. "Tim Wu (known for first popularizing the concept of Network Neutrality), Susan Crawford (former White House advisor on telecommunications...

The Landline Dilemma

As CenturyTel buys up Embarq and Qwest and Windstream buys up IOC's and CLEC's, the question remains: What do you do with all that declining wireline revenue with mounting debt?Unless 100MB DSL becomes a reality that can be rolled out...

An Interview with MegaPath

This is the raw footage of an interview with Dan Foster, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at MegaPath Inc., that we did yesterday. The first question is about the bundling of the SUTUS Business Central 200 for the Channel. MegaPath's...

Independent ISP Wins County Broadband Grant

"Rapid Systems, a wireless internet service provider, was selected by the Hardee Broadband Project to deploy Motorola's fixed wireless broadband solutions across Hardee County, Fla. Based on Motorola's PTP 800 licensed microwave Ethernet bridges and PMP 320 licensed network access...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

Our Economic Survival

The FCC's National Broadband Plan suggests that adding 500 MHz of spectrum to the mix will fix most things. HA!I thought when Julius became FCC Chair we would have some change. Instead, we get the idea that if we give...

Broadband Speed Test

The FCC has launched a new website, Broadband.gov - for all things broadband. Besides being the site to explain the National Broadband Policy, the FCC is using the site for 2 things:1) to collect information where broadband is not available2)...

The Gap

There's a gap of about 93 million Americas who do have Internet Access (of any kind - not even dialup! I can't even wrap my head around that). The FCC is on a mission to bridge that gap.Commissioner Clyburn's statement...

FCC, SBA Discusses Broadband

On Thursday, March 4, 2010, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will highlight ways that the FCC's National Broadband Plan will promote broadband opportunities for small businesses. Recognizing the importance of broadband for ensuring...

Bandwidth is Finite

I hear lots of cheering for WiMax, 3G, 4G, broadband, etc. HD Voice and all these mobile apps. Video calls and Internet TV. All that over a set of pipes that the owners have been unwilling to upgrade.So we have...

Broadband is Flattening

Pike & Fischer survey shows that broadband is flattening. (I wrote a little about this yesterday). This means a couple of things:One, customer acquisition costs of broadband is going to increase AND margins will shrink, because it also means short...
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