64 posts categorized "Net neutrality"

November 22, 2007

Kindle – Shape of the Web to Come?

Forget the argument about whether or not you want to read books on a device instead of on comfortable paper. Forget whether you want to pay a subscription price for blogs like More...

October 26, 2007

Comcast’s Wrong Approach

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have to do a lot more than just provide a pipe from your residence to their facilities to assure that you have a good Internet experience. There is a raging debate, inextricable from the d More...

September 14, 2007

At Least Verizon Isn’t GFing the FCC

When  I was at the old AT&T, the unlovely word “grin-fucking” – GFing for short - was used to describe the common practice of pretending to agree with someone while preparing More...

September 09, 2007

The More Things Change…

In preparation for speaking tomorrow at a conference of rural carriers, I’ve been reading an excellent histor More...

September 05, 2007

Rent vs. Buy – The Driver of Economics

We the people like to own stuff and not pay rent to use it (BTW, rent includes taxes but that’s another story). They the oligarchs like to own the stuff and charge us rent to use it. The rise of a middle class has historic More...

August 16, 2007

P2P – Boon, Boondoggle, or Bandwidth Hog? – The Dark Side

Yesterday’s post explained how peer-to-peer (P2P) applications use the processing power, bandwidth, and storage capac More...

August 15, 2007

P2P – Boon, Boondoggle, or Bandwidth Hog? – Introduction

Depending on whom you ask, peer-to-peer (P2P) services may be the best thing that ever happened to the Internet or a diabolical arbitrage scheme which will ruin all ISPs and bring an end to the Internet as we think we know More...

July 31, 2007

First Impression – FCC Rules for the 700MHz Auction

The FCC has issued rulesMore...

July 22, 2007

Google’s Good Bandwidth Gambit

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has made the FCC an offerMore...

July 03, 2007

Is Clearwire a Net Neutrality Violator? Does It Matter?

Reader Bill reports that Wireless ISP Clearwire blocked ports in the service provided More...

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