A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty fourth year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs
Click HERE for a mind map that shows how these topics relate
Smart Radios Enabling Shared Wireless Broadband
an Examination of the Implications of FCC Policy: Wisps to Google, to the National “Carriers”
& Wells: Alternative Pathway in Kansas City (part 2)
We examine new FCC wireless rule makings with very positive implications for wisps and cellular bandwidth/ Here is our current situation” The Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on April 17, 2015 established a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service for shared wireless broadband use of the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service are found in Part 96 of the Commission’s rules.
In an interview Fred Goldstein describes for us the ultimate maturation of the smart radio process that was discussed as early as 2006 -2007. In this realm radios are now - at long last - able to make far more efficient use of available spectrum than heretofore possible.
This issue continues our earlier report on the impact of programs designed as an "alternative path" by William Wells.