Category Archives: Home networks

Verizon’s Vision of the Internet

Despite the fact that I’ve been trying to explain why companies like Time Warner need to impose broadband usage caps on their systems before going to the capital markets for assistance in beefing up their innards, I’m not a fan … Continue reading

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Spectrum 2.0 panel from eComm

Courtesy of James Duncan Davidson, here’s a snap from the Spectrum 2.0 panel at eComm09. The general discussion was about the lessons learned from light licensing of wireless spectrum in the US, on the success of Wi-Fi and the failure … Continue reading

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David Sohn of CDT makes the right points

Commenting on the pending FCC action against Comcast, the CDT’s David Sohn says most of what needs to be said: In order to engage in enforcement, there needs to be either: (1) An existing, articulated rule or standard against which … Continue reading

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Netgear dumps trash with Open Source

Dana Blankenhorn is excited about Netgear’s announcement that it’s fully supporting a router intended to run open source software, but he’s off on the relevance of the hardware: MyOpenRouter offers developers a comprehensive user guide, applications forums and downloads. Best … Continue reading

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Internet Fairness, or Not

My latest piece for The Register is up: Dismantling a Religion: The EFF’s Faith-Based Internet. In it, I explore the difference between the way the EFF wants to manage the Internet and the new way the IETF folks are discussing. … Continue reading

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Faster, More Symmetric Networking

Would you like to have a fat Internet connection to your home? If we can agree that 100 Mb/s in both directions would qualify as “fat”. you should be able to have your way in a year or two, three … Continue reading

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United States Patent: 7239626

I was issued a patent recently, United States Patent: 7239626. It’s a clever little way to tightly synchronize clocks in a wireless network. My co-inventors, Srini Kandala and John Kowalski, do this sort of thing all the time.

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Internet over TV, maybe

There seems to be a huge disconnect on the nature of the magic box proposed to the FCC by the Usual Suspects to reclaim whitespace abandoned by analog TV: A coalition of big technology companies wants to bring high-speed Internet … Continue reading

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Speaking of Cults…

The reaction of the Apple faithful to the disclosure of a security hole in the design of Apple OSX was amazing. A couple of guys figured out that you could trick OSX into executing some foreign code with root privilege … Continue reading

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Airgo re-writes the laws of physics

My friends in Palo Alto have topped themselves with a new chippie: Airgo Networks today announced its third generation True MIMO chipset with support for data rates up to 240 Mbps. The company said its technology makes wire-free offices a … Continue reading

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