By George Mattathil – With all these things going on, one would think that there would be an earnest effort to find out what is wrong.
Instead, the preoccupation in the media and industry is with “net neutrality” confusion, which the FCC Chairman summed up: “the idea of net neutrality has been discussed for a decade with no lasting results.” more> http://wp.me/p4erPG-5j
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By Jon Brodkin – Not everyone wants fiber, because, when it comes to voice calls, the newer technology doesn’t have all the benefits of the old copper phone network.
In particular, fiber doesn’t conduct electricity, where copper does. That means when your power goes out, copper landlines might keep working for days or weeks by drawing electricity over the lines, while a phone that relies on fiber will only last as long as its battery. That’s up to eight hours for Verizon’s most widely available backup system.
“Verizon’s efforts to force people off copper in my area of Rhode Island rise to the level of harassment,” Verizon customer Karen Anne Kolling of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, told Ars. more> http://tinyurl.com/o5jvv5n
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OECD – Content delivery and cloud computing platforms optimize the delivery of content and services across the network. The Internet was designed as an end-to-end network that provided two-way transport between devices and their users at the edge of the network. CDNs are optimized for one-way distribution of video, images, and other content from large content providers such as Netflix or the BBC’s iPlayer to individual users.
Cloud computing is designed to move the computing and storage functionality of the end-user device into the network.
All fixed communications networks share basic economic characteristics. The first is high fixed costs (capital expenditures), both in absolute terms and relative to variable costs (operational expenditures). The numbers vary based on technology and the scale of the network. Under any conditions, though, running a wire into each residence, and linking those last-mile connections through a wired distribution network, is a costly endeavor. In addition to direct expenses, the necessity of digging up streets, gaining access to telephone poles or conduit space, and gaining physical access to homes is a significant burden. more> http://tinyurl.com/lesfj7a
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By George Mattathil – The logical structure of the conflicting area is shown in Internet Commons Architecture. The conflict arises due to the multiplicity of ownership, and lack of commonly accepted sustainable practices.
Unlike the medieval grasslands, different parts of the Internet Commons are owned by different parties. The Internet Commons Architecture is one instance of a simplified logical representation of connections in a data center that is shared. more> http://wp.me/p4erPG-4i
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By George Mattathil – Now the economics regarding retail and whole connections. The cost involved in the retail connection is on a per subscriber basis. But the cost of wholesale connections is distributed over all the potential users of the wholesale connection. So wholesale connection is very cost effective, while the retail connections are very cost sensitive.
About performance, which is what the “fast lane” and “slow lane” controversy is about. Depending on the technology, the performance (peak speed, sustained speed, average speed) vary widely. more> http://wp.me/p4erPG-3T
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By George Mattathil – To help clarify the issues, I created an Internet Transit Map. The Internet Transit Map is a simplified logical diagram (“reference model”) of the Internet to provide clarity for discussions about regulating the Internet. more> http://t.co/VQXbKnCLm1
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