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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 -...

Why I Have a Mad on for the Monopoly

Recently, I was asked (once again) why I have a mad on for the Verizon. It isn't Verizon. It is the whole collection of Duopoly - VZ, ATT, Fairpoint, Comcast, Cox, Charter, et al. They have let me down...

What Business Model Should the VAR Examine?

So many keynotes (and channel strategists) have suggested that for channel partners to be successful going forward they would have to do 3 things: Perform R&D and develop some IP Build their own cloud services Go beyond brokerage to...

At the FCC

While a lot is happening at the FCC, I haven't written much about it. My focus has been elsewhere - and most readers couldn't care less about regulatory. That said the USF Reform is still going on, including E-Rate...

The Wholesale Paradox

The FCC is voting on the anti-muni laws this month. Quite a few states - triggered by the big money of the Duopoly - have passed laws outlawing government broadband networks. The FCC sees the Chattanooga Gig Initiative by...

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...

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...

Looking Beyond the Quarter (or the Month)

Great thought this morning from Nicholas Bate: Clear objectives for the quarter-rewarded by bonuses/or not-do tend to get individuals to focus on the quarter. But what's getting them to give attention to the longer term, the neglect of which...

The Internet Economy Took a Shot Yesterday

When the DC Circuit ruled yesterday against the FCC and its rules for open INternet or Net Neutrality, it basically gave the 10 top ISPs even more power than they had. In 2001, households paid $20 for dial-up access...

Why Our Duopoly Doesn't Work

The FCC starting with Chairman Powell did everything it could to get to a Duopoly. There were some crumbs given to alternatives but mainly just crushing blows (Brand-X, DSL, etc.). Granted, WISPA won the 3650 MHz battle and many...

Will UC Work or Is It a Question of Money?

I see this often enough: UC firm nabs funding. In this case, Thinking Phone Networks got $10M in funding to bring the total to $31M. Thinking Phones has been around since 2006. Maybe UC just isn't going to work....

The First Woman Chair at the FCC

I don't know much about Mignon Clyburn, except that she is the first acting chairwoman of the FCC. Congrats!She will be acting chair until Congress approves the appointment of Wheeler to the Chair. Considering some federal judges are waiting 700...

The New FCC Chairman Might be Biased

In 2009, when Robert McDowell was nominated to be an FCC Chairman, the competitive telecom world cheered, because McDowell used to work at COMPTEL. They thought that Bush had given them a little help in the FCC. Oh, how very...

The Secret of Sticky

The secret to sticky customers is the number 3.Banks as well as the Duopoly understand that customer churn is higher for customers with only 1 or 2 services. At 3 services - the Triple Play - the customer churn is...

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power

Susan Crawford is a telecom lawyer, professor and activist (among other things). Her book about the last ten years of the telecom industry is out by Yale Press, titled "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New...

Regulating the Internet

While the ITU / UN take over of the Internet was being debunked, AT&T has been making moves of its own. They even have the help of the Astroturf groups as they try to dismantle the copper plant and reassert...

RBOCs Declare War on CLECs

This is a letter from telecom lawyer Kris Twomey to the members of FISPA, an association for ISP's and CLEC's. I know that Politics and Regulatory talk puts you to sleep or bores you or you don't have time for...

Beware of Cable

On the one hand, you have the Top MSO's - Comcast, TWC, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House - taking market share rapidly, primarily due to its better broadband bargain and its willingness to build out fiber.On the other hand,...

Promises Broken and Unenforced

When SBC went to buy BellSouth in 2006, then CEO Whiteacre assured Congress that the merger would be good for consumers and broadband. [HuffPro has a good story about it]This has been the trouble with the FCC: the FCC has...

Data Tsunami

Cisco's blog writes that we are in a data tsunami due to broadband Internet demand from consumers and their devices. Holy Hype, Batman! This is the same hype that Cisco's Global Consumer Internet Traffic Forecast started in 2009 with the...

No Traction in Hosted PBX Market

According to Insight Research, independent hosted PBX providers should be able to take some small business market share from the Duopoly over the next five years.The small business market size is more than 40 millions lines, says Robert Rosenberg, INSIGHT...

Cellular Mayhem

Just looking at the news makes me think that the cellular industry is having a week of mayhem. Besides the mess I wrote about earlier this week, "US wholesale player LightSquared has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid efforts...

Duopoly Now Offering Home Automation and Security

Comcast, Bright House Networks, Cox, TWC, Verizon and now AT&T are offering home automation and security service. BHN and VZ are competing in the Tampa Bay market for all consumer services - voice, TV, broadband and now security."Bright House Networks'...

What Competition?

In this article about independent ISP's fading away, CenturyLink talks about competition of ILEC DSL - from cellular 3G/4G, muni Wi-Fi, and cable. There's also fixed wireless in some ares from independent ISP's, but that is mainly in areas without...

Comcast Versus Netflix

IN a Fast Company article, titled "Why Comcast Will Crush Netflix". Comcast will be launching a Netflix killer soon. Why? "The battle to own the "digital home" has been waging for years." The Duopoly does not want to be relegated...
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