deployment

 

Big Pipes in Indian Country

Forget Africa and China, one of the world’s most underserved populations is right here in the United States. Native American tribal nations are eying broadband access as the key to sustainable economic growth, and the Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov) and infrastructure companies finally are ready to partner in the initiative, speakers said Thursday at The […]

Carrier Channel: On Edge CDN Wholesalers’ Contest Extends from Courtroom to Web Services Deployment

Posted: 08/2002 On Edge CDN Wholesalers’ Contest Extends from Courtroom to Web Services Deployment By Khali Henderson THE INHERENT DIFFICULTY IN DUPLICATING a content delivery network (CDN) has ensured a small field of players. This and a new layer of value-added capabilities, up to and including Web Services-enablement, are erecting ever-taller barriers to would-be competitors […]

ROUND TABLE

Posted: 08/2002 … on President Bush’s long-awaited statement on broadband deployment "We are delighted by the president’s comments, which put him squarely on the side of the broad majority who want to see facilities-based broadband deployment, the removal of hurdles to investment and who support the leadership and vision of FCC Chairman Powell in the […]

SOAP BOX: Rural Rollout of Advanced Services Requires Realistic Grasp of Digital Divide

Posted: 06/2002 Rural Rollout of Advanced Services Requires Realistic Grasp of Digital Divide By Michael E. Brunner THE DIGITAL DIVIDE has become a common political theme. The term defines the disparity of access to advanced telecommunications and information capabilities, such as broadband, by certain income groups, particular demographics or selected geographic areas.Policymakers have fixated on […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 05/2002 Overheard… … before the Congressional Forum on Technological and Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment Policy and Initiatives…“Even ubiquitous broadband deployment will fall short of competitive, economic, or national security objectives unless people actually adopt broadband technology and use it to work, play, live and learn.”— Rick Ellenberger, Chairman-elect and CEO, Broadwing Inc.ID’em, DanoThe […]

Regulatory News – Florida Regulators, Industry Spread Broadband Plan

Posted: 10/2000 Florida Regulators, Industry Spread Broadband Plan Kim Sunderland Florida Fiber Networks Inc. (www.ffn.cc), a newly developed dark-fiber company in the Orlando area, is a company the FCC (www.fcc.gov) loves to love.FFN signed a contract this summer with the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), in coordination with the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), to […]

Business News – Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard

Posted: 09/2000 Wireless Consortium Seeks Open Standard By Bruce Christian Six leading communications and semiconductor companies have formed the Wireless DSL Consortium (www.wdslconsortium.com) to accelerate the establishment of open standards and deployment of broadband wireless access solutions.Currently, service providers can select from a number of technologies paralleling the origins of the cellular industry. The consortium […]

Regulatory News – FCC Views Nationwide Broadband Deployment Cautiously

Posted:  09/2000 FCC Views Nationwide Broadband Deployment Cautiously By Kim Sunderland While the nationwide deployment of advanced services has improved, the FCC still is concerned about pockets of communities at risk for not receiving the bounties of broadband. Meanwhile, competitors are praising the FCC’s (www.fcc.gov) second report on broadband deployment as proof the Telecommunications Act […]

Regulatory News – Billions Needed to Put Broadband into Rural Areas

Posted:  08/2000 Billions Needed to Put Broadband into Rural Areas By Kim Sunderland It will cost $10.9 billion to deploy broadband facilities to rural areas throughout the United States, according to a new marketing study the National Exchange Carrier Association Inc. (www.neca.org) recently released.The study estimates the dollar investment of making upgrades to 3.3 million […]

Carrier Channel: Early Bird Gets E-Worm

Posted: 06/2000 Early Bird Gets E-Worm By Casey Freymuth The telecommunications sector is a permanent member of the Internet community. Hence, Internet services offerings are logical business extensions for telecommunications players, as is evinced in the Internet access and hosting initiatives of players..As the world’s businesses adapt and evolve with Internet and electronic commerce applications, […]

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