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The Snowden Effect on US Cloud Sales

There are a couple of articles on Telecom Ramblings (here and here) about the Snowden effect on US cloud and network hardware sales. On the one hand, a US company losing a big contract in Europe is a bad...

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 Net Neutrality Debacle

Many people have asked me about this. I don't have a rant about the FCC's Net Neutrality decision. We got screwed but I can't get worked up about it because that is what I expect to happen in DC...

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...

Net Neutrality Loses

As expected Verizon won, "the DC circuit, in which the appeals court struck down the FCC's net neutrality rules because the the FCC had no mandate under the rules it used to issue that ruling." TechDirt has a good...

Cloud Companies Call for Surveillance Reform

Many of the Internet giants wrote an open letter to the US Government calling for surveillance reform. It calls for sensible surveillance with checks, balances and oversight. As Fred Wilson states, "When you get a National Security Letter, you...

Re-Vamping Telecom

The FCC has already made some moves to revamp telecom. There was USF reform, funding for broadband, elimination of a lot of regulations, pilot test with Vonage on direct DID access and the TDM-to-IP migration. The Broadband money (NTIA,...

Senate Working on New Shield Law

Since journalism, newspapers and media companies have morphed in the last 5 years, it might be time to write another shield law. I mean, it isn't like that First Amendment to the US Constitution would cover that. (If we...

Moving Away from the PSTN

AT&T's spokesman, the Internet Innovation Alliance co-chair, Jamal Simmons, has an op-ed piece about moving away from the old telephone network to bring about awesomeness. He describes trials that AT&T would like to do about the transition from the...

Verizon Fights FCC for Editorial Control of Internet

Thanks to recent revelations, we know that Verizon, AT&T and others are feeding the NSA with all our emails, call records, Internet search history, etc. In the wake of this privacy nightmare, Verizon is in court fighting the FCC...

The Population Problem

At TEDx ManchesterVillage, one of the talks was about the how the population in Vermont was flipping to over 50. The 20-39 year olds were leaving Vermont. The economy cannot sustain a drain of young workers for retirees. Many states...

Will the NSA Hurt US Cloud Revenue?

The whistleblower / traitor was revealed in the NSA scandal: Edward Snowden. I have been reading a lot about this whole situation. Apparently, this story was broken last year, but no one paid attention. "William Binney, a 32-year veteran of...

The NSA Spying Scandal isn't New

Remember back in 2003 when a whistleblower from AT&T pointed out Room 641A that the NSA used to spy on all AT&T long distance calls and Internet traffic? Verizon and Qwest denied they did, too. Put on your foil hat...

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...

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...

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...

The $14 Billion Dollar Announcement

While I don't agree with everything that Bruce writes here about AT&T's $14 Billion network spend in the next 3 years, there were a few take aways.The big one is that the ILEC's have been getting rate hikes for years...

What You Can Learn From Romney's Campaign

This isn't a political rant. I have been reading many of the summaries of why Romney lost his presidential bid. Channelnomics and ARS examined the IT spending of both campaigns and found that Romney bought from Best Buy's mindShift (an...

Some Stuff Happened While I Was on Daycation

I was taking today and tomorrow off to visit with some pals but the news won't quit.In the I-can't-stand-it zone, the University of Florida decides that TD's are more important than IT and cuts the Computer Science Department. Just when...

Privacy versus Security

“Concerned about privacy? Maybe you should be concerned about the economy instead. That was the subtext of a keynote speech by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, at a technology conference in the heart of Europe.” [Benton] Not to get...

Why I Was Going to Run for Congress

This is kind of a political rant, so fair warning and I apologize if I offend you in advance. Voter Suppression, media green zones like in Baghdad (and here), indefinite detention of Americans by military, the revolving door between lobbyists and government, SOPA, Congressional insider trading, shorting...

Unemployment and the Digital Divide

In this article in TechCrunch, you will read an interesting look at how Silicon Valley and the march of technology are causing a Digital Divide.Every online sale takes away from brick-and-mortar business just as Wal-mart has run over mom-and-pop stores,...

Craig's Lifetime of Customer Service

Craig Newmark of craigslist spoke at the CoolTech event in Tampa last Friday. It was a good speech from a nerd with a dry sense of geeky humor. (Not everyone got it.) He was doing his best to “simulate social...

Jobs

I was lured in to watch some of the GOP Presidential candidates debate on CNN last night. (I'll keep any comments about how the Baker Act comes to mind while watching some of them.) Then I switched over to watch...

Merger Conditions for Comcast

TMC has the Comcast-NBC merger fully covered - here, here, here, here and the story of Congresswoman Waters.  Waters wants a written plan for diversity included in the merger paperwork. Without teeth, Comcast could write anything down. Where's the enforcement coming...
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