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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...

Stalled Stimulus of Broadband

It was July of 2009 when the applications for BTOP and BIB awards were due. It's January 2010 and shovel ready awards have been granted mainly for middle mile projects. Where are the rest of the awards?We can look at the...

Fostering Broadband Competition

One of the Broadband Stimulus grants (at $33M) went to North Georgia Network Cooperative. ComputerWorld is all atwitter because this grant means that NGNC will compete with Windstream, which already offers 10Mb to 100MB Internet Access in that region. And...

Broadband Stimulus in the Middle Mile

What is the Middle Mile? It's the feeder system that delivers fat pipe to America outside of the top 8 metros - Dallas, Chicago, DC, Atlanta, LA, NYC, San Jose, Miami. Many of the top 70 MSA's have multiple fiber...

Top Trends for Agents

I'm in Atlanta speaking at the Microcorp One-on-One event about Trends in 2010. The three trends that I see for agents are the following: Applications, Quality of Service (QOS), and Mobile Broadband (MBB). But they are kind of inter-dependent. Ubiquious...

Only 2 Rounds of Broadband Stimulus

Looks like the latest testimony says that there will only be 2 rounds of funding under the Broadband Stimulus act.V. Future Funding RoundsAlthough NTIA and RUS previously indicated that we planned to hold up to three rounds of funding, our...

Occam Podcast about the NOFA

NOFA ReactionsJuly 16, 2009Speakers: Peter Radizeski, Marketing and Sales Consultant at RAD-INFO, Inc. and  Juan Vela, Occam NetworksJuan and Peter discuss their reactions to the BIP/BTOP NOFA in the second in our series of Broadband Stimulus related podcasts.  (The NOFA...

Alphabet Soup in Broadband

If you have been even slightly following the Broadband Stimulus program, you will notice that there is an increasing amount of acronyms to keep track of - ARRA, BIP, BTOP, etc. Luckily, here's a glossary from the Knight Center of...

Is Cellular the new Crack?

Stacey at GigaOm writes about the data problem for cellular companies. On the one hand, data revenue of $40 to $60 more per month from an account seems pretty good; on the other hand, 70% of the traffic on a...

USF and Rural Reform

In a recent conversation with a buddy of mine at a state PUC, we were discussing small rural ILEC's. Many are cash strapped which makes providing advanced services difficult - no cash to buy a head-end (half a million or...

Wouldn't Eminent Domain Work?

BellSouth and Cox fought Lafayette (LA) over the municipal fiber project (LUS) to the  tune of $500,000 in legal fees. Who do you think paid those fees? Taxpayers and consumers.Then there's the Embarq, TimeWarner Cable fight over the Wilson (NC)...

Usage Based Billing Rant

Occam Networks has a pretty good blog. Today's topic is usage based pricing. I disagree with the usage based pricing.As I see it, we have had (mainly telco) rate hikes since 1999 on the promise of Broadband. In fact, in...

Broadband Funding Round-Up

Everyone has some plan to spend money for broadband now that the BTOP is out there.  Much of the broadband problem revolves around lack of fiber. There's no conduit and no fiber, so what do you do?This one blog post...

FCC Broadband Policy Beginnings

As the FCC, USDA, and NTIA get set to disburse $7.2 billion in moneys to telecommunications companies for broadband deployment, penetration, and mapping along with E-Rate type services and tele-medicine, the FCC has to actually come up with a National...

Duopoly against the City

CircleID has the story of ILECs and Cable companies once again fighting municipalities, like BellSouth and Cox fought LUS.With President Obama determined to promote the development of open network telecommunications and smart grid networks we can expect the incumbents to...

Strickling to Head NTIA

The Obama Administration has nominated Larry Strickling to head the NTIA. Right now former Sprint exec, Anna Gomez, is running that department as it gets ready to disperse $4.7B in broadband stimulus money. We don't have a set plan or...

FCC is 75 Years Old

Acting FCC chief Michael Copps celebrated the 75th anniversary of both the FCC and the Communications Act of 1934 that birthed the agency. In a speech, Copps said, "How do we take this 75 year old agency, charged with implementing...

Is Broadband No. 1 in America?

CircleID takes a look at America's Broadband Score"Leonard Waverman, the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, describe a measure he developed called the 'Connectivity Scorecard.' It's meant to compare countries on the extent that...

Broadband Stimulus Bill details

More Broadband Stimulus Bill (and here at TMC) info from Stephen Ronan on the CyberTelecom listserv.  (probably in response to the volume of comments from Tom Keatings blog!)Can anyone provide a pointer to the bill at issue?text of billHouse Draft...

Kushnick on the Broadband Plan

Bruce Kushnick of New Networks Institute released a response to the Deloitte & Touche report about New Jersey, Broadband Opportunity - Job Creation, Healthcare, Education. The report states that Broadband is: "essential for the State to achieve the level of...
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