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FCC Chairman Makes Statement Extending Transparency Exemption in Net Neutrality Rules for Small ISPs

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On Tuesday, the FCC extended an exemption for smaller Internet Service Providers on the “transparency” portion of the Net Neutrality rules adopted earlier this year. That portion of the ruling requires broadband providers to provide [...]

Guest Feature: The Future of the Internet Lies with Local Choice

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Across the country, a trend has emerged in the 21st century - those communities able to deliver fast, affordable, and reliable Internet to their constituents are in the best position to grow and thrive. The [...]

Net Neutrality, Title II and What it Means to Broadband Providers

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Yesterday the FCC approved new rules to enforce network neutrality. They had passed similar rules back in 2010, but those were struck down in January of last year by the US Court of Appeals in [...]

Bandwidth Usage Management: Taking Control of Your Network

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Remember earlier this year when Netflix announced that Orange is the New Black was returning with new episodes? The anticipation was overwhelming, and when it finally premiered, millions tuned in to the show. Some broadband operators may [...]

Avoiding the “Because I Said So” Approach to Leadership

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When a person accepts the responsibility of becoming a manager, he signs up for much more than accepting the title of “Boss.”  The boss that decides to take the “because I said so” approach has [...]

What You Need to Know about the FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiments

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Earlier this year the FCC entertained expressions of interest for Rural Broadband Experiments. The plan is to use Connect America Fund subsidies for last mile rural broadband projects in areas that are considered unserved by [...]

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal: Fast Lanes or Fast Track to More Regulation

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The FCC voted today to open for public comment potential new Net Neutrality rules. Initial comments will be accepted through July 15th, and from that point replies will be accepted through September 10th. In reading the [...]

Net Neutrality – Once Again in the Spotlight

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A Federal appeals court yesterday struck down the FCC's Net Neutrality rules passed in December 2010. I find that interesting, because those rules were not onerous by any means. For the most part they stated [...]

What’s New in TV?

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TV and how we watch it is quickly changing. There are several flavors of Internet TV out there that you hear about—Over-The-Top (OTT) video, TV Everywhere, different streaming devices like Roku, Slingbox, AppleTV, Blu-Ray players and [...]

Are You Facebookin’ at Work?

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Social media has become a large part of our everyday life. Personally, I enjoy Facebook to communicate with friends and feel closer to family members that live miles away. I mean after all, Facebook is [...]

A Segway from Germany to Orlando to SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

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Field trials of the Segway by the police of Saarbrücken, Germany For the first time in years I’m not going to be at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. I'm on the road and can't [...]

I Feel the Need… The Need for Speed

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Let’s be real for a minute. Most people have more than enough bandwidth for what they need to do on the Internet. Granted, there are folks living in some rural areas that don’t have access [...]