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Level 3’s Appeal for Government Intervention Is Unwarranted

November 30, 2010

The blogosphere has been buzzing since last night, with all manner of “experts” offering opinions about the dispute between Comcast and Level 3 over their commercial arrangement for the exchange of Internet traffic.  While I am a bit hesitant to add to the ruckus, I think it is important to refute the misguided notion that…

Rules of the Road for IP-Based Voice Services

November 18, 2010

Recently, Hank Hultquist of AT&T posted some interesting food for thought on the evolution of voice services.  His general premise is that the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) is as outdated and old-fashioned in the telecom world as the Edsel is in the automotive realm.  Instead, we are moving to a world where voice…

The IETF and an Evolving Internet

November 16, 2010

Last week, the Internet Engineering Task Force (i.e. the “IETF”) held their meeting in Beijing, China.  The IETF’s mission is “to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet.”   As the Internet is global, the IETF meets three times a…

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Answer The Call For Papers

November 5, 2010

It’s that time of the year again to submit your white paper abstracts for The 2011 Spring Technical Forum.  The Cable Connection – Spring Technical Forum is an cable industry summit for technology and engineering leaders, hosted by the collaborative efforts between NCTA, SCTE and CableLabs®. The summit is held during The Cable Show and…

Message to Teens: “Beware What You Share”

November 3, 2010

Online safety and Internet literacy are still a big challenge for many broadband users.  Cable ISPs and content providers have acknowledged this for some time and worked to address the issue in a lot of ways. The latest initiative in this effort comes from The Advertising Council (Ad Council) and a new task force it…