Category Archives: Telecom

How much of a broadband monopoly is there?

One of the issues that comes up  in the Net Neutrality discussion is people’s perception that there is a monopoly or duopoly on broadband providers.  Ok, for folks outside the U.S. this is going to be a very U.S.-centric discussion … Continue reading

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“Net Neutrality” gives me a headache

Many a night, usually during what would be considered “Prime Time” for TV, my wife complains that the Internet is slow.  She isn’t trying to watch video, and most of the time when she makes this complaint no one is … Continue reading

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To 3G or Not to 3G?

With the launch of the new 4G version of the iPad, the initial popularity of the WiFi-only Kindle Fire, and the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview I decided to do a test of the viability of living with a … Continue reading

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Skype: Get real about what to expect after the Microsoft acquisition

There is a lot of noise in the system this week questioning when we’ll see the first fruit of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype.  I think it is important to put this acquisition in context, because I find people’s expectations a … Continue reading

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