Broadband Competition and Service: US versus Europe

The internet is not a toy, it is a strategic infrastructure. It may have at one time been envisioned as a defense strategic infrastructure, but today it nurtures global business and connection. Why, then, does the U.S. have such lousy broadband when we look at our European neighbors? Or Japan? Or South Korea?


What’s Wrong With This Picture?

This is a map of the United States (it cost us $200 million) that depicts terrestrial mobile wireless coverage. As presented, the coverage appears seamless. I’m here to tell you that is not the case. Last summer, we drove from Seattle to Minneapolis, in a meandering way. There were plenty of times that I had […]

Tech & society

FCC Broadband Plan Shrivels Compared To New Hampshire

Last March, the FCC announced a national broadband plan with the goal of connecting ~85 percent of the US population to 100 Mbps high speed broadband by 2020. I just learned that New Hampshire is requiring that North Carolina-based FairPoint* (which paid $2.3 billion for Verizon’s New England land lines and internet service) is required […]