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FCC dumps “net neutrality” – should the UK and the EU follow?

FCC dumps “net neutrality” – should the UK and the EU follow?

Posted 16 December 2017 | By | Categories: Internet Broadband, Mobile Broadband | Comments Off on FCC dumps “net neutrality” – should the UK and the EU follow?

“Net Neutrality” has a nice homely ring to it like motherhood and apple pie. In reality “Net neutrality” is a false cure to the problem of bandwidth starvation on our wire and cellular mobile access networks. It simply results in equal misery but does not cure bandwidth starvation. But abolishing net neutrality could be a useful step in the right direction if regulators mandated a minimum “universal quality of service” at the same time.

Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Posted 10 December 2017 | By | Categories: Disaster Planning, Internet Broadband | Comments Off on Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Today 99 percent of transcontinental Internet traffic depends upon cables laid across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. This has not gone unnoticed by the Russian military planners. It was reported in the New York Times in October that Russia has stepped up by 50% its submarine patrols near to where these cables are buried. Should this be a worry for companies? Is there a case for companies to reflect a risk of mass cable outages in their strategic decisions on where to locate their storage and computing? Is this another reason for a switch to edge computing?

Content Piracy and the war over the future soul of the Internet

Content Piracy and the war over the future soul of the Internet

Posted 28 January 2012 | By | Categories: Internet Broadband, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Content Piracy and the war over the future soul of the Internet

The makers and shapers of the future Internet will be innovation, market forces and regulation. There is now a political fault line between vested interests who want to import all the real world of regulation (and more) onto the Internet and those that want to preserve the original regulation free climate that has been so powerful in propelling rapid innovation. Just where is the right balance to be struck between innovation, market forces and regulation

Lies, damn lies and advertised broadband data speeds

Posted 01 August 2010 | By | Categories: Internet Broadband | Comments Off on Lies, damn lies and advertised broadband data speeds

Ofcom has just published the results of the UK