WAN

News and analysis about the technology and partner opportunity surrounding wide area networks (WAN).

 

FCC Deregulates DSL

In early August FCC commissioners agreed to deregulate DSL access a move that was foreshadowed just weeks earlier when the Supreme Court ruled against Brand X Internet LLC, freeing cable companies from network-sharing requirements sought by the ISP. In a widely anticipated move, the FCC on Aug. 5 reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. […]

Round Table

… ON SENATE BILL 1504, THE BROADBAND INVESTMENT AND CONSUMER CHOICE ACT, INTRODUCED BY SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN (R-NV) IN LATE JULY. At the same time it tackles the policy issues raised by the Ensign bill, Congress needs to finish its work on the DTV transition, so that wireless broadband alternatives to cable and fiber can […]

Safe Networks Secure Profits For Resellers

The continuing challenge businesses face in network security risk management has been identified as an opportunity for carriers; its one they have addressed in the last four or five years with IP VPNs primarily. But, say analysts and vendors, there is a larger opportunity for telcos in offering managed firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, vulnerability […]

Telcos Likely to Seek Broadband Deregulation

In a victory for the cable TV industry seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service providers. The high court ruled in late June that the FCC had the right to treat cable […]

Round Table

ON THE SUPREME COURTS RULING TO UPHOLD THE FCCS TREATMENT OF CABLE MODEM SERVICE, DEALING A VICTORY TO THE CABLE INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL PHONE COMPANIES SEEKING DEREGULATION OF THEIR DSL NETWORKS. This decision provides much-needed regulatory clarity and a framework for broadband that can be applied to all providers.We can now move forward quickly to […]

Bells Win Another Round

Telecoms battleground for consumers now has officially two warring camps the cablecos and telcos. This situation was assured by the June U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding an FCC ruling against Brand X Internet LLC that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other ISPs. While the courts finding only addressed the […]

Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many

A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid. Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or so-called BPL, the bill introduced by Texas Sen. Troy Fraser passed […]

Wireless Broadband in Gas Lines, Natural or Needless?

Imagine watching TV and checking out the Major League Baseball scores on the Web over the same lines responsible for keeping you warm in the winter. A California startup says it has developed a technology that could deliver HDTV and other advanced broadband services over the natural gas lines of which there are 63 million […]

One Small Step Toward VoIP

Enterprises of all sizes and their solutions providers are finding in many cases migrating to VoIP can be akin to a trip to the moon with equipment, coordination and expense required for launch much more than they expected or can bear. Vendors now are addressing this reality with migration appliances as stop-gap solutions or even […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: POWER OVER ETHERNET

POWERDSINE PowerDsine has created a 48-port PoE midspan designed for large VoIP systems.PowerDsines 24-port 6024G model of the companys new line of Power over Gigabit Ethernet Midspans is the first to ship. PowerDsine Ltd. this year so far introduced a new line of midspans for Gigabit Ethernet and launched the first 48- port midspan for […]

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