NCTA’s Powell: Don’t call us cable – Katy on the Hill

Nobody likes their cable company. And no one woke wishing their cable company would get bigger.

So, maybe if the cable industry changes its name, the industry may get a better rap among consumers and maybe the Comcast-Time Warner Merger wouldn’t have been blown up so enthusiastically by regulators.

via NCTA’s Powell: Don’t call us cable – Katy on the Hill.

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Wireless broadband could soon trade like commodity

A trading platform that will allow investors to buy and sell wireless broadband like a commodity has been approved by the U.S. patent office.

Rivada Networks, a U.S. communications technology company, announced on Thursday it had obtained a patent for its bandwidth trading platform.

via Wireless broadband could soon trade like commodity.

Download 44 films in a second: UK researchers create fastest-ever commercial internet – Gadgets & Tech – Life & Style – The Independent

Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second.

via Download 44 films in a second: UK researchers create fastest-ever commercial internet – Gadgets & Tech – Life & Style – The Independent.

Look it’s the next generation network! Comcast tests a 1 Tbps link — Tech News and Analysis

Summary:

As our devices multiply and our home broadband (and mobile) connections get faster the middle mile and backhaul networks have to keep up. That’s why Comcast’s test of a 1-terabit-per-second network matters.

via Look it’s the next generation network! Comcast tests a 1 Tbps link — Tech News and Analysis.

Daily Report: Where the Broadband Roams – NYTimes.com

In Tuesday’s New York Times, Edward Wyatt reports from Agate, Colo., on the $4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, part of the Obama administration’s 2009 economic stimulus effort. The aim of the grant program is to extend high-speed Internet access to parts of the country that had little or none of it because private companies said it was too expensive to build.

via Daily Report: Where the Broadband Roams – NYTimes.com.

More bad news about broadband caps: Many meters are inaccurate — Tech News and Analysis

For the 64 percent of Americans whose internet service provider imposes a broadband cap, and for those lucky enough to have a meter, I have some bad news. The president of the firm who audits many of the country’s broadband meters says that he can’t certify the measurements produced by five out of seven of his clients’ meters because they don’t count your bits correctly.

via More bad news about broadband caps: Many meters are inaccurate — Tech News and Analysis.