Let Consumers See Clearwire’s Network: They’ve Got a Map For That
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Transparency, Wireless
April 29th, 2010
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?
End of Net Neutrality? The Real Battle is Just Beginning
Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
April 6th, 2010
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.
Rural Telco Co-op Puts Cash Into WiMax Plan
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Wireless
April 28th, 2009
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.