Thursday, December 17, 2015

News You Can Use (Dec. 2015 Edition)

News about Broadband first

Some encouraging news, Minnesota ISP US Internet Offers 2.5 Gbps, 5 Gbps and 10 Gig Speeds! FTTH. Pricing here.

Akamai: Average US Broadband Speed is Now 12.6 Mbps -- and Pew reveals that at 20+ Mbps, a majority of Americans have only one choice: cable. Reminder: the FCC definition of broadband is 25 Mbps x 3 Mbps (up from 4x1).

New study shows that Business Broadband has to be at least 4 Mbps upstream, according to Telecompetitor.

Why Cable Companies Are Actually Expecting Subscriber Increases in 2016. (Mainly due to broadband).

FCC gives smaller ISPs a pass on Open Internet rules.

Strategy and other stuff

Lessons from digital telcos: Five initiatives to improve business performance by McKinsey

2015 Capex Trends for Competitive Network Operators

Lessons from Barnes and Noble.

Reasons business go to cloud: (1) increased agility; (2) lower cost or CAPEX; (3) Elasticity; (4) Breadth of functionality; (5) Go Global in minutes. [tmc]

My view of the UCaaS news.

I talk about Slack often since it came to my attention earlier this year. In less than 2 years it launched (in February of 2014) and grew to 2 million daily users. It is trying to kill email. It is increasing productivity in some organizations. It needs to be used correctly.

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