Monday, July 30, 2012

A Cluster of News Items

A cluster of news items about broadband and wireless.

What makes a good password? Length. [USA Today]

"Recently released census estimates show that while a growing number of Americans surf the Web, some still lag behind in computer and Internet adoption. 76.7 percent of households surveyed had a computer at home. Household Internet access jumped in all 50 states between 2007 and 2010 and about 71 percent of U.S. households were connected to the Internet in 2010, according to Current Population Survey estimates. That’s up from 61.7 percent in 2007, with the rate steadily climbing since the first homes plugged in during the 1990s." [Benton] Can't use Internet without a device, which is why devices like tablets are so important - cheap devices needed.

Comcast rolling out metered broadband in Nashville but calling it data pricing. All of it is to protect its TV enterprise. Comcast owns NBC/Universal.

Broadsoft announces 21 of the top 30 service providers (by revenue) are now customers.

Avaya launched its new cloud service called AvayaLive.

ATT and Verizon Earnings Show Who Really Drives the Mobile Economy.

Questions Sponsored Wireless Competition Researchers Don’t Ask: Competition and Pricing are not directly related.

Why we can't balance the budget: youtube

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