26 April 2006

OECD Broadband report

This report has been fairly widely publicized in the Internet and telecommunications policy circles (see this, for example). One of the relatively few surprises here regards South Korea, where a transition from DSL and cable to fiber access networks is taking place. It seems unlikely that any effect from municipal broadband is being seen yet, as these systems are just now beginning to come on line.

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A tax for muni Wi-Fi?

This story posted on ZDnet is interesting ...

Do you think this is a good idea? If so, should this subsidy be targetted to a particular technology (eg. WiFi)? What consequences do you think this would have for both municipal network adoption and for private broadband networks? Do you think that a national government should be making policy in what is a local phenomenon?

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Earthlink and Municipal networks

I have commented about commercial self-interest related to municipal networks on this blog earlier (see this) and in this recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. So, I will take the liberty of tooting my own horn in light of this article in Business 2.0. To what extent do you think the municpal networks "movement" is driven by unabashed commercial self interest? Or, do you think this is just a red herring and the firms who are profitting from this phenomenon are doing so as a by product of an overall social good?

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25 April 2006

Google in BW (off topic)

I have written about Google from time to time on this blog (see, for example, this item). In light of that, this article caught my eye. Is this an expected outcome of commercial success? Google, as an "underdog" and a "dark horse" was long the public favorite. Is this changing because of America's bias toward underdogs (that Google no longer is)?

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19 April 2006

Spectrum markets in the press

Many readers of this blog know that I have been interested in spectrum markets for some time. While important, this topic has been one of interest mainly to policy wonks and researchers in this field. Thus, when this article came to my attention, I was delighted that there may be greater mainstream interest in this topic emerging.

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11 April 2006

VoIP Peering

As the VoIP traffic increases, new peering providers like Stealth Communications and InfiniRoute Network, do their business known as "VoIP Peering".   An Article about this new trend and a Video Interview for Voip Peering are available ...

06 April 2006

Statistics on domain names

This is a bit off-topic for this blog, but I thought you might find it interesting anyway. I came across this site today, in which Dennis Forbes presents results of an analysis he did on a recent dump of registered domain names. Can you say "cybersquatting"? I knew you could ...

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