Monday, May 28, 2012

VoIP, Spectrum, Net Neutrality and More

This title, VoIP Provider Files Net Neutrality Complaint With FCC, is not accurate - and the case is a mess. Read it and see what you think.

"Cloud computing is forcing all technology companies to adapt their business in some way."

Small business is the backbone of the economy. See nice INFOGRAPHIC here about small businesses from Paychex.

The Atlantic Wire writes about the IDL: "The Internet has a new line of defense against laws like SOPA, ACTA and PIPA that threaten the web's free-flow of information: The Internet Defense League .. The roster of websites that have already signed up reads like the Internet's own version of the Justice League. According to AllThingsD, "WordPress, Imgur, Reddit, Cheezburger Network, Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark" have all agreed to participate."


A win for Sprint: FCC approves 3G and 4G on iDEN spectrum

Presidential Panel Urges better Use of Spectrum from the NYT. "The new plan, which calls on the government to electronically rent or lease spectrum for periods of time as short as seconds using newly available computerized radio technologies, was presented publicly Friday to a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST. ... Twice this month in speeches before cellular and cable companies Julius Genachowski, the FCC chairman, has called on industry to embrace spectrum-sharing technologies to make room for the wireless data explosion." The spectrum is fragmented and inefficient the way it stands now, from rules set up 100 years ago. The problem rests with "radio spectrum is licensed to both commercial users and government agencies who have no incentive to use the spectrum they control efficiently." That only changes with Congress, the FCC and a mess bigger than the digital TV transformation.

For the paranoid: "FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit - CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications." Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't watching.

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