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[ | 25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Bad journalism on alleged AT&T metering problems

Carl Bode of DSL Reports claims that AT&T admitted that their bandwidth usage meters were inaccurate. But AT&T actually said that they will continue ensuring meter accuracy.

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[ | 1 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Does Public Knowledge Understand Competition?

“Why Unlimited Mobile-to-Mobile Calling is Evidence of a Lack of Wireless Competition”, suggests that there has been no competition in the wireless marketplace because AT&T is offering a new unlimited mobile-to-mobile plan. Mr. Weinberg claims that this new plan is evidence that there has not been competition in the market for some time.

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[ | 18 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Parsing Genachowski’s response to Marsha Blackburn

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) grilled FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski about the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules, and whether the rules would cover disputes like the one between Level 3 and Comcast. Genachowski evaded the question and even misrepresented his own rules to preserve the flexibility for future FCC intervention and overreach.

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[ | 17 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
House votes to block FCC Net Neutrality rules

A 57% majority of the US House of Representatives has voted to block funding for the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules passed by a slim FCC majority last December. The vote now heads to the Senate and then the President’s desk. We found the FCC rules to be incoherent because the FCC ignored the record and overreached when it outlawed Paid Prioritization.

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[ | 15 Feb 2011 | 11 Comments | ]
Internet As A Public Utility Is Dumb

I recently ran into an blog article by Jonathan at WhoIsHostingThis.com which is a web hosting review site. The article in question was calling for the Internet as we know it to become a public utility. This is a meme that crops up from time to time, but has definitely had some additional traction as of late.

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[ | 7 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Conflating DPI with Egypt to exploit a crisis

Deep packet inspection or web crawlers had nothing to do with the Egyptian Internet shutdown, but Free Press rarely lets facts get in the way of exploiting a good crisis to call for government hearings. Ironically, it was Free Press asking the FCC to regulate Internet speech for decency.

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[ | 31 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Enough alarmism on peering disputes from all sides

The new report commissioned by European broadband providers speaks of an impending crisis if content providers don’t pay up while the content providers continue to propagate the myth that all websites should run at the same speed regardless of what they pay. But both sides are being ridiculous and their alarmism could lead to nasty political outcomes that they will both regret.

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[ | 27 Jan 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
Netflix lobbying for broadband consumers to subsidize Netflix

Netflix and its CDN partners want the media and the government to pressure and force consumers to subsidize Netflix to the tune of thousands of Gbps of free bandwidth. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is misleading all of us when he says that Netflix already pays their share of the bandwidth costs and that they deserve free server capacity.

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[ | 25 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
When Net Neutrality advocacy becomes scaremongering

Barry Collins of PCPro UK claimed that “ISPs are threatening to cripple websites that don’t pay them first” and set off some predictable outrage against the ISPs. But Collins’ article is a perfect example of scaremongering because its thesis wasn’t even supported by his own evidence gathered for the article, and some of the quotations seem to have been misinterpreted to throw gas on the fire against ISPs.

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[ | 3 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Enough with the cable broadband monopoly myths

Nearly a year late to the party, Nate Anderson repeats the myth that the FCC concluded that higher speed broadband is turning into a Cable DOCSIS 3.0 monopoly outside of Verizon FiOS fiber to the home (FTTH) territory because the fiber to the node (FTTN) VDSL2 technology used by other Telcos can’t compete.  This is wrong on many levels because the FCC didn’t make such a conclusion and FTTN can compete with Cable.
I asked Blair Levin (the man in charge of that National Broadband Plan) to clarify last April and …