FttH: the blogs
Quite a few blogs deliver up to the minute information on FttH-projects, -policies and related topics worldwide. Below you find a selection.
Alas, this blog paused to be. However the archives demonstrate how much we are in need to remedy this sorry condition.
The original description: "Reflections on developments within the European telecom sector, with an emphasis on disruptive influences and emerging business models - by James Enck"
One hopes that the future of this blog is unlike that of the famous Norwegian Blue:
Mr. Praline (Cleese): I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!
Owner (Palin): No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
(Monty Python, the Dead Parrot Sketch)
James Enck is from the formerly French part of the USA. Quite becoming that through Benoit Felten a touch (or a bit more) of Enckian blogging returns from the French motherland. The country that now in the persons of President M. Sarkozy, Prime Minister M Fillon and Mme Gauthey, board member of regulator ARCEP, rightfully can brag of having the most fiber and broadband savvy leadership in the Western World.
David S. Isenberg’s musings about loci of intelligence and stupidity.
Frequently updated, high quality of information
Lafayette Pro Fiber
"We" are a loose coalition of folks who support LUS; visionary proposal to bring fiber to the homes and businesses of Lafayette. Some of us are actively working on this website and our names appear below. Others support or contribute to this effort and their work will also be appearing on these pages. For us, "we" includes all who support this goal. We seek to broaden our base of active supporters of this site and ask all to join us. We are particularly seeking the input of those with hopes and dreams of what could be done with the tremendous possibilities of a universal fiber optic network in the Lafayette community. If your vision is of business, civic, educational, cultural, or any other hoped-for use, please get in touch. The discussion of, and decision about, what we want to do with such a network once it is locally controlled, cheaply available, and universally distributed is the real work of the moment and we’d like to hear from you.
om malik on broadband
"Till recently I used to be a senior writer for Red Herring focusing on the telecommunications sector. My first book, Broadbandits: Inside the $750 billion telecom heist, which is expected to be released on May 15, 2003. Prior to joining Red Herring in July 2000, I was part of the founding team of Forbes.com where I was a senior editor. My writings have also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, Brandweek, and Crains’ New York Business."
Telepocalyps - Smart strategy for stupid networks
"How to define yourself? I’m a thinker, writer, coder, inventor, agitator, irritant and consultant. If it involves the transport and manipulation of bits of information, I’m interested in it.
I recently survived over three years at Sprint in Kansas City preaching alternative business models. Sometimes you sow seed on rocky ground and nothing sprouts up. It will be interesting to see how the old phone company from Kansas performs as the stupid network bites into their business model. How long can the cost-cutting "shrink your way to excellence" strategy succeed?"
The Jeff Pulver Blog
Jeff Pulver is the President and CEO of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the Internet telephony/VoIP industry. Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur. He is the publisher of The Pulver Report and VON magazine, and creator of the industry standard Voice on the Net (VON) conferences, where all sectors of IP communications come together to discuss, debate, and advance the industry. Additionally, Mr. Pulver is the founder of Free World Dialup (FWD), the VON coalition, LibreTel, WHP Wireless, pulverinnovations, Digisip, and is the co-founder of VoIP provider, Vonage.
A blog by Eugene Rudkevich, founder and CTO of Taliescent, a fiber optics test and measurement company: "Before I started Taliescent in 1998, I worked at Hewlett Packard in Santa Rosa, CA on what else? fiber optics! I graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. I received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1992. The reason that I started FTTHblog is because I think this will be the next major area of growth for fiber optics."
BYOB: Bring your own broadband
I'm a telecommunications economist in Paris and I spend a lot of time thinking about and using broadband. We've chosen to live in a beautiful area of southwest Paris but one which has limited broadband options. In fact, broadband is terrible for everyone in our village. (...) Our goal is simple. We want a fiber to the home network capable of gigabit speeds which will be open to services from any operator. I've spent enough time writing about "open access" networks and infrastructure-based competition at work. Now it's time to get down and dirty and build one myself.
I've decided to keep a journal of my experiences along the way in case someone wants to replicate a similar rollout.
Dennis Haarsager’s rolling environmental scan for broadcasting • digital content • education
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