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Paul Kapustka has 3 articles published.

Let Consumers See Clearwire’s Network: They’ve Got a Map For That

in Broadband Data/Broadband's Impact/Expert Opinion/Transparency/Wireless by

By now, the omnipresent television commercials have drummed Verizon’s 3G message into all our heads: big red map good, splotchy blue map bad. But nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire has taken the “maps” battle to a whole new level, in a way that potential wireless users might find more useful than anything offered by Verizon or AT&T: How about coverage maps that use real network data to show actual expected performance on a block-by-block level?

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End of Net Neutrality? The Real Battle is Just Beginning

in Expert Opinion/FCC/National Broadband Plan/Net Neutrality by

Given that the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals today smacked down the FCC’s ham-handed attempt to impose net neutrality rules on Comcast from a couple years ago, it’s no surprise that many folks are proclaiming this to be the end of net neutrality and a blow to the Obama administration’s telecom plans.

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Rural Telco Co-op Puts Cash Into WiMax Plan

in Broadband Stimulus/NTIA/Wireless by

ASHBURN, Va., April 28, 2009 – Looks like rural WiMax provider DigitalBridge Communications has found some new friends in the rural telco business, judging by a couple of announcements today from both Digital Bridge and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which represents some 1,400 rural electric and telephone utilities across 48 states.

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