Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cherry Blossom Bloom Watch

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to take place at the same time of Cable Show ’09.  In 2008, the peak blossom time was forecasted to occur from March 27 to April 3. The National Park Service has not announced when the peak time will be for 2009, but it is sure to happen […]

Cable Continues to Win Ratings Battle

With the heavy coverage of the Democratic Convention in Denver, I’ve read a few stories that talk about how viewership of the event is off. For example, there is a chart in the Washington Post today entitled “TV Ratings Drop.” But they mean “network television ratings,” by which they mean ABC, NBC, CBS.  But that’s […]

Cable Connection – What is it?

Cable Connection will kick off with Cable Connection – Spring in April 2009 at Washington, D.C. As you already know The Cable Show will be the first event of the week, but what exactly is Cable Connection? According to the Cable Connection website: Cable Connection is a coordinated industry initiative, guided by the Board of […]

C-SPAN Launches Convention Hub

When it comes to politics and cable, I don’t think anyone would disagree that C-SPAN is the jewel in the crown. I mean no disrespect to the fine work done by the various cable news networks, but C-SPAN started their coverage of this election (“Road to the White House 2008“) in December of 2004 and […]

Broadband Speed and Moore’s Law: A Response to Robb Topolski

Robb Topolski recently penned a critique of metered pricing in which he takes issue with Internet connection speeds in an argument based on Moore’s Law. His thesis: Moore’s Law, and its corollaries, all indicate that technology grows cheaper, or its capability increases, by a factor of two every 24 months or so. Networking technology is […]

Construction – OVER

Whew, it’s done. If you notice anything buggy, please let us know and we will get it fixed.  Just drop a line to [email protected]

Get Your Exhibit Space at Cable Show ’09

We are now taking applications for exhibit space at The Cable Show ’09. The exhibit floor is located on the lower level of the Washington Convention Center. Questions about exhibiting? Call Convention Headquarters at 202-463-7905, they are happy to answer any questions you may have. Helpful Links: Cable Show ’09 Floor Plan Exhibiting Rules & […]

Under Construction

Hey all, we are busy trying to update the look and feel of the blog to match the new Cable Show ’09 theme. Please bear with us as we make adjustments to the blog’s template.  Visit the new Cable Show website for a sneak preview of what the blog will look like:

How the “neutrality” debate has evolved

Earlier this week, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf said something that brightened my day. …the real question for today’s broadband networks is not whether they need to be managed, but rather how. We couldn’t agree more, since I’ve expressed that same sentiment once or twice or thrice. Network managers know that networks need to […]

FreeStateFoundation: FCC’s Misleading Disclosure Statement

There’s an interesting little item up today over at the FreeStateFoundation Blog.  It’s been giving us all a little chuckle, and we thought we’d share it.  The FCC’s website contains the following statement: “The FCC does not regulate the Internet or Internet Service Providers (ISP).” Check it out for yourself here. While the import of […]