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(Woops) Telecoms Help Make Case For Neutral Net
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One of the more parroted talking points against Net Neutrality has been verbalized this way: It’s a solution in search of a problem. Rather snide, really, if you think about it, and is a remark that usually accompanies a brush off to concerns of gatekeeper abuses.

Cringely Details Why Your Broadband Stinks

The $200 billion boondoggle that was meant to deliver high speed digital services to the home by the year 2000 instead left America running to stand still in the world of broadband delivery.

Google, Others May Head To Australia

Internet hosting companies in Australia could be the focus of interest from major online players like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google.

Google Takes On NC Telecoms

Once again, it appears that Google’s looking out for the little guy.  Only in this instance, the “little guy” is both the average consumer and local governments.  According to Google – and Intel, Alcatel-Lucent, and Tropos Networks – a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly has the potential to be a monopoly-maker.

Google Gives FCC Advice On Spectrum Auction

Looks like Google’s out to save the world again; the search engine company, which claims it won’t bid in an upcoming radio spectrum auction, is nonetheless proposing a new way for the FCC to conduct the affair.  According to Google, its method would increase competition among telecom companies (and thus benefit consumers).

Telecoms Better Keep An Eye On The Big Easy

New Orleans has inadvertently become a test case for the efficacy of WiFi and VoIP. Still trying to rebuild itself in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans businesses are left with little else than the wireless mesh network for communication. Landlines and cellular networks were destroyed by the hurricane.

Telecoms Circle the Wagons

John Thorne, a Verizon exec, has joined the chorus of telecom voices decrying content providers who get a “free ride” using the pipes the telecoms and cable companies have built, according to a Washington Post report.

How Telecoms Will Kill The Internet

Net neutrality is coming to an end, as an array of deep-pocketed telecom firms throw money and lobbyists at Congress in an unyielding effort to put a barely-figurative chokehold on Internet users.

Telecoms, Media Can’t Make VOD Work

The potential for video on demand isn’t an issue; instead, money will remain a sticking point despite efforts at finding common ground at a recent conference.