|Baller Herbst List: 4-13-07|
Municipal FTTP discussions in Montpelier, VT
L.A. Times editorial: "The FCC's goal for the [700 MHz]
auction should be to encourage the development of more
broadband Internet services. So much of the economy's
potential depends on high-speed Internet access, yet the
U.S. lags many Asian and European countries in the
percentage of broadband users."
"'Many people have argued there's an Internet bandwidth
shortage, but it's really a last-mile issue,' said Google CEO
Eric Schmidt at a recent investor's conference. 'There is
so much fiber underground.'"
"Academic researchers testing applications on
ultra-high-speed networks find that QoS issues disappear
when there is enough network capacity. However, Jansen
said it would not be cost effective to meet increased
demand solely by increasing capacity, and providers
would need to consider other solutions as well."
Sen. Inouye: telecom issues are largely on the back burner
Israeli startup SpeedBit "has managed to shrink the
download time for a full-length feature to about 40 minutes
over a 5 Megabit-per-second (Mbps) Internet connection.
At the higher speeds available in some countries, that
could be slashed to 20 minutes or less."
Broadband access a priority for Mass. state Sen. Ben Downing
HDTV over WiMAX
Most users unwilling to pay premium for broadband access via mobile phone
MetroFi network in Concord, CA
"The good and bad of WiMAX"
More on CALEA compliance, focusing on higher ed
"Is cable in Verizon's crosshairs? --
A judge's broad interpretation of patents in Verizon's lawsuit
against Internet telephony provider Vonage could give the
phone company enough firepower to go after cable operators
and other voice over Internet Protocol providers."
Senators propose labeling for adult websites
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