Tag Archives: internet

Google Wants Access to Utility Poles

Google filed a motion with the FCC to get access to the utility poles. From Brad Reed at BGR news: full article can be read here.

Google this week told the FCC that reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act would have a big side benefit for Google Fiber because it would give Google Fiber the same access to utility poles and other key infrastructure currently enjoyed by Comcast, AT&T and other big-name ISPs.

This would speed up Google’s rollout of fiber cable for Internet service. This would be great for us consumers as it will put more pressure on the current ISPs to increase speed and lower cost. Some of the ISPs are currently blocking not only Google but any company that wants access to those utility poles.

Here’s hoping Google gets what it wants for the new year!

-Dave

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Watch John Oliver’s Brilliant, Concise P

Watch John Oliver’s Brilliant, Concise Primer On Net Neutrality | TechCrunch http://ow.ly/xz6pg He explains everything you need to know about Net Neutrality (contains some strong language). Give it a listen and then help support Net Neutrality.

-Dave

Twitch.tv is bigger than HBO Go

Twitch.tv is bigger than HBO Go, according to Sandvine’s traffic data — Tech News and Analysis http://ow.ly/wPB6O My Son has been telling me this for a couple of years. More people are watching competitive video games online then most professional sports. It is possible to make money money as a streamer. You can catch my son’s CSS stream at http://www.twitch.tv/fl0m

Level 3 accuses five unnamed US ISPs of

Level 3 accuses five unnamed US ISPs of abusing their market power in peering — Tech News and Analysis http://ow.ly/wv130 It appears that the major broadband players are slowing down consumer access to Netflix and other video services, they then ask the video service provider to pay them to use their network. The same network that the consumer is paying to have access to the video content provider. Sounds like double dipping to me more information in the article that is linked.

-Dave

Amazon Drones?!

If you did not see 60 minutes last night you missed a very interesting segment about Amazon. They are working on using flying unmanned automated drones to deliver packages, Mashable has a great article on it here. I was also excited to see is food/grocery same day delivery that could save me some time every week as well.

-Dave

Google Rolls out Webdesigner

Google has made the beta version of webdesigner available for download and use. It was designed to make it easier to create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device. This will be a good tool for small business to create interactive websites without using expensive programs or needing to have extensive knowledge in html, java, or javascript.Google webdesigner screen shot

http://www.google.com/webdesigner/

-Dave

Lunar Laser Test

Lunar Laser Could be used for Terrestrial Communications | MIT Technology Review http://ow.ly/oyo74

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If everything works out with this laser test it could be the beginning major changes in long-distance data communications. I know I am just nerdy enough to get excited about these kinds of technology advances. imagine being on the moon and  being able to update your Facebook account 🙂 perhaps you could use foursquare and become the mayor of the moon. The possibilities are endless!

 

– Dave

Aereo your DVR in the Cloud

I ran across this website called Aereo. They have the right idea for the future of TV viewing, your DVR is in the cloud and you access it through the “Cloud.” Right now their channel selection is limited but growing, coverage area is also limited but growing (I hope to see Columbus on the list soon). Take a look around their website , The how it works section below was taken from their website.

Imagine a TV antenna…

  • Until now, watching free, over-the-air television required a giant rooftop antenna or awkward rabbit ears. Aereo changed all that.
  • Now, your TV antenna is unbelievably small. So small it can fit on the tip of your finger. But it still gets awesome HD reception.
  • Your antenna is in the cloud. With lots of other antennas, all connected to DVRs and super-fast Internet connections.
  • It’s incredibly easy to use. Simply launch Aereo on anycompatible device and watch from anywhere in your homecoverage area.

I am looking forward to more services for TV viewing over the internet like this one.

-Dave