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William Check, Ph.D.

June 25, 2014


Broadband & Internet

Connecting the Dots on Internet Congestion

June 25, 2014

Sometimes when you’re streaming a movie on Netflix, it’ll start pixelating. The quality drops and your crisp HD stream melds into blocky fuzz. It might even drop out altogether. It’s incredibly frustrating – it happens to all of us – and it’s the result of network congestion. Not too many years ago, barely any video…

William Check, Ph.D.

November 5, 2012


Cable industry sponsors 85th IETF meeting

November 5, 2012

While much of the United States focuses on the Presidential election this week, the global Internet engineering community will be in Atlanta tackling a host of issues that will echo throughout the world.  The November meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, won’t capture major headlines but when you consider the importance of…

William Check, Ph.D.

October 5, 2012


Uncategorized

2012 Political Conventions Turned to Cable for Telecom Services

October 5, 2012

For the national political conventions this year, cable was heavily involved with the telecommunications systems. Cable operators provided critical infrastructure for convention-goers to communicate with each other, and for political parties to communicate with the world. In Tampa, Bright House Networks – the nation’s tenth largest multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) – was the official…

William Check, Ph.D.

July 6, 2012


Uncategorized

Battling the Bots

July 6, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard about the “DNSChanger” malware, which has been highlighted in the media over the last few days.  Basically, it’s a virus or “bot” that hijacks your computer’s DNS settings to redirect your legitimate traffic to fake sites in order to steal your personal information (such as user names, passwords and credit…

William Check, Ph.D.

June 9, 2011


World IPv6 Day: How Did It Go?

June 9, 2011

As we reported, yesterday was World IPv6 Day, an important time of testing for the transition from our current IPv4 system to IPv6. According to initial feedback, there appeared to be some intermittent software issues, but overall this 24-hour test was a success for those websites participating in World IPv6 Day (See ISOC’s release). It…

William Check, Ph.D.

June 7, 2011


A Milestone in a Transition

June 7, 2011

We live in an age of transitions. Right now we’re in the middle of an important one that most people probably haven’t yet noticed. Since you’re reading this blog, you’re obviously familiar with the Internet. You may not realize that it works, in part, because Internet Protocol addresses are assigned to each device that connects…

William Check, Ph.D.

March 31, 2011


Cable Will be Sponsoring the 85th IETF

March 31, 2011

Back in November, you may have read our post on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  The IETF is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.  It is open to any interested individual. The organization’s stated mission is…