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Paul Merrell

At CES 2018, enthusiasm mounts on how 5G will transform industries | ZDNet - 0 views

  • It's an uncertain waiting game as to when the next-generation high-speed wireless service known as 5G will reach mass market, but the business implications are already a major talking point at CES 2018.
  • The term "5G" refers to the fifth-generation wireless broadband technology based on the 802.11ac standard. The packet of technology will bring speed and coverage improvements from 4G, with low-latency wireless up to 1GB/s, and it'll spur a host of new opportunities for enterprises and workplace productivity.In a panel discussion at CES, a trio of executives from Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Nokia discussed how 5G could transform industries ranging from transportation to manufacturing.
  • Some 5G rollouts are already planned for 2018. Samsung announced last Wednesday that it will provide Verizon with routers and radio frequency planning services for the carrier's initial 5G commercial rollout that will begin in Sacramento, Calif., in the second half of 2018.Meanwhile, AT&T announced that it will provide 5G services in roughly 12 markets by late 2018, with plans to offer the service to consumers while it trials 5G technology with businesses across all industries.Still, the panel of executives at CES remain skeptical that 5G would roll out for most Americans before late 2019 or 2020.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Comcast Dramatically Expands Unnecessary Broadband Caps -- For 'Fairness' | Techdirt - 1 views

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    "from the pay-more-for-the-same-service! dept For years, we've noted how there's absolutely zero financial or technical justification for usage caps on fixed-line networks. They don't really help manage congestion, and as any incumbent ISP earnings report indicates, flat-rate broadband has proven incredibly profitable. But"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

FCC Boss Mocks Unfair Comcast Broadband Caps At Industry Dinner, Still Hasn't Done Squa... - 0 views

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    [From the tilted-playing-fields dept As we've covered for some time, Comcast has slowly but surely been expanding the company's immensely-unpopular broadband usage caps. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

FCC refuses broadband industry demand to halt Title II classification | Ars Technica [#... - 0 views

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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 8, 2015 9:45 pm UTC [http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/] Share Tweet 30 The Federal Communications Commission today denied the requests of five broadband industry trade groups that asked for an immediate halt to the reclassification of Internet service providers as common carriers subject to Title II regulation."
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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 8, 2015 9:45 pm UTC [http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/] Share Tweet 30 The Federal Communications Commission today denied the requests of five broadband industry trade groups that asked for an immediate halt to the reclassification of Internet service providers as common carriers subject to Title II regulation."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Entire broadband industry seeks immediate halt to Title II classification | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 1, 2015 8:34 pm UTC Share Tweet 141 Four major trade associations representing broadband providers today asked for an immediate halt to the Federal Communications Commission decision to reclassify the providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

When AT&T promises broadband-but delivers only 300Kbps | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "For new homeowners, accurate information from Internet providers is hard to find. by Jon Brodkin - Apr 28, 2015 1:00 pm UTC"
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    "For new homeowners, accurate information from Internet providers is hard to find. by Jon Brodkin - Apr 28, 2015 1:00 pm UTC"
Paul Merrell

Obama wants to help make your Internet faster and cheaper. This is his plan. - The Wash... - 0 views

  • Frustrated over the number of Internet providers that are available to you? If so, you're like many who are limited to just a handful of broadband companies. But now President Obama wants to change that, arguing that choice and competition are lacking in the U.S. broadband market. On Wednesday, Obama will unveil a series of measures aimed at making high-speed Web connections cheaper and more widely available to millions of Americans. The announcement will focus chiefly on efforts by cities to build their own alternatives to major Internet providers such as Comcast, Verizon or AT&T — a public option for Internet access, you could say. He'll write to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to help neutralize laws, erected by states, that effectively protect large established Internet providers against the threat represented by cities that want to build and offer their own, municipal Internet service. He'll direct federal agencies to expand grants and loans for these projects and for smaller, rural Internet providers. And he'll draw attention to a new coalition of mayors from 50 cities who've committed to spurring choice in the broadband industry.
  • "When more companies compete for your broadband business, it means lower prices," Jeff Zients, director of Obama's National Economic Council, told reporters Tuesday. "Broadband is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity." The announcement highlights a growing chorus of small and mid-sized cities that say they've been left behind by some of the country's biggest Internet providers. In many of these places, incumbent companies have delayed network upgrades or offer what customers say is unsatisfactory service because it isn't cost-effective to build new infrastructure. Many cities, such as Cedar Falls, Iowa, have responded by building their own, publicly operated competitors. Obama will travel to Cedar Falls on Wednesday to roll out his initiative.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Fixing The Broadband Market And Protecting Net Neutrality By Prying Open Incumbent Netw... - 1 views

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    "from the your-promised-broadband-Utopia-never-arrived dept While Title II is the best net neutrality option available in the face of a lumbering broadband duopoly, it still doesn't fix the fact that the vast majority of customers only have the choice of one or two broadband options. It's this lack of competition that not only results in net neutrality violations (as customers can't vote down stupid ISP behavior with their wallet), but the higher prices and abysmal customer service so many of us have come to know and love"
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    "from the your-promised-broadband-Utopia-never-arrived dept While Title II is the best net neutrality option available in the face of a lumbering broadband duopoly, it still doesn't fix the fact that the vast majority of customers only have the choice of one or two broadband options. It's this lack of competition that not only results in net neutrality violations (as customers can't vote down stupid ISP behavior with their wallet), but the higher prices and abysmal customer service so many of us have come to know and love"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google silent on support for group opposing net neutrality and muni broadband | Ars Tec... - 0 views

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    "Nonprofit that Google is part of also supports Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger"
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    "Nonprofit that Google is part of also supports Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The FCC may consider a stricter definition of broadband in the Netflix age - 1 views

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    "(Pew Internet & American Life Project) What is high-speed Internet? Believe it or not, there is a technical definition. Currently, it's set at 4 megabits per second. Anything less, and in the government's view, you're not actually getting broadband-level speeds."
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    "(Pew Internet & American Life Project) What is high-speed Internet? Believe it or not, there is a technical definition. Currently, it's set at 4 megabits per second. Anything less, and in the government's view, you're not actually getting broadband-level speeds."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

FCC Head to Revise Broadband Rules Plan - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    "By Gautham Nagesh connect May 11, 2014 7:43 p.m. ET The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes."
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    "By Gautham Nagesh connect May 11, 2014 7:43 p.m. ET The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes."
Maluvia Haseltine

The Ugly Truth About Broadband: Upload Speeds - 0 views

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    The harsh realities about trying to actually use Cloud Computing services when your upstream bandwidth is being throttled. A serious problem that needs to be addressed and remedied industry-wide.
Paul Merrell

YouTube - Lessig on McCain on Tech - 0 views

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    Last week, the John McCain campaign finally published its technology platform plank. Larry Lessig takes a critical look at it on three major issues: [i] U.S. broadband uptake relative to other nations; [ii] network neutrality. as it relates to the freedom of internet users to select what use they wish to make of the internet; and [iii how the McCain platform contrasts with the Obama technology plank. Lessig's normal luciidity and in-depth research shines brightly in this Informative video presentation to make his point that the future of the Web is now a presidential campaign issue.
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