A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy


Exploring New Network Architectures
Deconstructing the End-to-End Argument in terms of Changing
Economics, Technology, and Policy

This issue examines changes in Internet architecture and business case approaches used by Vistabeam, Matt Larson's rapidly growing WISP, with coverage in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. It demonstrates a new found strength on the part of the fixed wireless ISP, a business with low cost of entry that is particularly well adapted to those who can develop a close knowledge of their local economy and create innovative and cost-effective solutions to their local telecommunications problems.

Part 2 uses a discussion  from our Arch Econ community of interest toexamone continuing development of an as yet relatively unknown architecture that the proponents of which contend may yield a pathway to a more stable and secure foundation for global TCP/IP architecture.  We speak here of RINA (Recursive Internetworking Architecture).

Read more: COOK Report March April 2017

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.


And in Related News

We provide basic information from Rick Usher and Google about its 3.5 ghz broadband wireless trials in Kansas City.

From arch econ  - a brief discussion about - Who Controls the Turf in the Placement of Micro Wireless Facilities?  The context is  “Ohio General Assembly passes bill restricting the  right of municipalities to regulate pole placement of "micro-wireless facilities.”"

Matt Larsen offers a brief evaluation  of the 3.5 ghz spectrum.

From William Wells a progress report on his efforts to build and alternative path for education and job training in Kansas City.

And finally our Photo pdf bibliography of 171 “books” to date,

Executive Sumary and Contents of this issue are found here:

Read more: COOK Report for January - February 2017