Utilities’ Economies of Scale for Broadband Fiber + Smart Grid Applications = Ultra-Fast Broadband Everywhere?
Advanced Energy, Expert Opinion, Public Safety, Smart Grid, Wireless
June 17th, 2013
June 17, 2013 – The smart grid and broadband go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. And yet why is it so hard to get electric utilities and broadband experts to dialogue on the role that electric companies can play in expanding super-fast broadband? Tomorrow’s June 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club, on Advanced Energy, Smart Grid […]
Freedom to Connect in Washington: ‘Let’s Hope This Isn’t the Golden Age of the Internet’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Events, Intellectual Property
March 15th, 2013
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 15, 2013 – A somber tone was set last week during the opening day of the 2013 Freedom to Connect conference here. Opening remarks by conference organizer David Isenberg were peppered with references to Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange, Pvt. Bradley Manning currently under military trial for releasing classified State documents, and […]
FiberFete Celebrates City’s Efforts To Build Its Own Information-Age Utility
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 20th, 2010
LAFAYETTE, La., April 20, 2010 – To the extent that the city of Lafayette is famous for anything, it’s probably for its cultural status as the throbbing heart of America’s Cajun country. This week, the burg of 120,000 hosts an annual music and performance arts festival that celebrates its Francophone heritage.
Thousands will fly in from all over the world to attend the event. But among them will also be those who are flying in to both celebrate and to share experiences about building ultra-high-speed internet networks. Those people include urban planners, network engineers and policymakers from around the world who are coming to toast Lafayette’s unlikely achievement of building a 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network directly to every single business and residential premise within its city limits.
Fiber at the Federal Communications Commission: Broadband Speeds Are Key
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Broadband speeds are important because technologies such as multi-way high definition video communication require next generation services to run, Benoit Felten of the Yankee Group said during a Federal Communications Commission meeting Thursday.
Felten said he expects in the next few years there will be many more offerings of 100 megabytes or higher broadband service that homes can subscribe to for reasonable prices, but currently this speed can only be found mainly in parts of the European Union or Asia. Felten, who was one of many experts the FCC had outline the specifics of broadband technology, focused his talk on fiber deployments around the world.
Broadband People Column: New Faces on FCC’s National Broadband Team
National Broadband Plan, Premium Content
November 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 13, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission this week named David Isenberg and Mohit Kaushaul as the latest members of its broadband team. The group is being led by Blair Levin, a former telecom analyst, who has been charged with crafting the FCC’s national broadband plan.
“The plan is due for delivery to Congress on February 17, 2010. Everybody working on the plan takes this date very seriously. The work will continue after this; how long I stay at the FCC after February 17 is anybody’s guess at this point,” wrote Isenberg in a blog entry.
Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content
June 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.
The Internet: More Than Digital Voice or High-Definition Television
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 4th, 2009
DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Broadband is and must be more than better-quality voice signals, higher-definition television, and more digital products bundled together, internet visionary David Isenberg said at the Broadband Properties conference here.