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App-Rising.com is written by Geoff Daily, a DC-based technology journalist, broadband activist, marketing consultant, and Internet entrepreneur.

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Entries from App-Rising tagged with 'adoption'

May 20, 2008 9:38 AM

Good News/Bad News for Broadband and Virtual Worlds

Nothing epitomizes how nascent the broadband revolution is than the all-too-common trend of bad news accompanying good news across all facets of the Internet. For example, here's an article about how Gen Y is going to change the web, how...

April 8, 2008 11:18 AM

From Lafayette: Do You Need to Know Why Fiber's Great to Love Fiber?

One of the more interesting themes I've heard now from multiple people during my travels so far in Lafayette is that while the majority of residents have gotten behind the deployment of a full fiber network, they don't really understand...

March 28, 2008 10:01 AM

The Latest From Lafayette, LA

Had the great fortune to chat yesterday with Terry Huval, head of Lafayette Utility System, which is in the midst of deploying a full fiber network to the community of Lafayette, LA. We chatted about the latest happenings with this...

March 27, 2008 9:36 AM

The Internet? Bah! circa 1995...

Sometimes you stumble across articles that both make you upset and make you think. When I first read this Newsweek article entitled "The Internet? Bah!" I found myself getting angry at passages like this: "...I'm uneasy about this most trendy...

March 20, 2008 4:23 PM

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap, Presented by the Internet Innovation Alliance

I had the good fortune to attend an event on Capitol Hill yesterday hosted by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) entitled "Closing the Broadband Gap in Rural and Underserved America." It was a first-rate panel anchored by IIA's own Bruce...

March 14, 2008 3:09 PM

Getting Everyone Online Takes Making Sure "It Just Works"

The New York Times ran a great article earlier this week entitled, "Tech's Late Adopters Prefer the Tried and True." It detailed how late adopters resist change to the patterns of use that work for them. The lead example they...

January 18, 2008 7:17 AM

The Less Bandwidth You Have the Less You’ll Use It

While the ultimate amount of bandwidth every home will want and demand in the next ten years is very much up for debate, there is one thing I know first hand: the less bandwidth you have the less you’ll use...

January 14, 2008 10:38 AM

Don't Let Criticism of ConnectKentucky Obscure the Truth

Connect Kentucky has generated tremendous buzz surrounding its efforts to spur the deployment of broadband as it builds momentum to try and establish a national model for how states can encourage growth in the supply of and demand for bandwidth....

January 14, 2008 6:48 AM

A Million Voices, A Million Cameras, A Million Creators of Content

One of the most lasting impressions from my trip to Vegas for CES last week was the prevalence not just of cool cameras and phones on display but those already in the hands of an attendee base heavily invested in...

January 9, 2008 2:46 PM

Thoughts from "Finding the Right Bandwidth" CES Session...

As mentioned yesterday, I attended a panel of representatives of the biggest broadband providers in the US, including: Tom Tauke of Verizon, Jim Cicconi of AT&T;, Joseph Waz of Comcast, Mr. Ali of Sprint (my apologies to him if he's...

January 7, 2008 12:23 PM

In Vegas for CES: Pondering the Lessons to Be Learned From Casinos in Promoting Broadbad

I'm on the ground in Vegas preparing to head out to explore what many wondrous tech treasures the mega-conference CES has to offer. Last night, while walking the Strip, my mind started to wander, taking in the sights and sounds...

January 3, 2008 1:00 PM

More Good/Bad News, This Time from the Crusade to Conquer Movie Downloads

It never ceases to amazes me how often the discovery of an optimistic story of the Internet comes alongside that of a pessimistic tail of failure elsewhere. Today I've had not one but two colleagues mention to me the recent...

December 31, 2007 10:10 AM

What I'm Optimistic for in 2008

Tech news site GigaOm.com put out a call earlier this month for its readers to submit short posts on what they're looking forward to and/or are optimistic for in 2008. The best post wins a music system, and the best...

December 27, 2007 12:15 PM

Pondering the Dichotomy of Those Who Use Broadband and Those Who Don't

The last month of traveling has provided me with a telling juxtaposition of images that highlight how far we still have to go in getting people to use broadband and how close we are to realizing this goal. Two weeks...

December 5, 2007 12:13 PM

Tracking Online Video Adoption - Internet Audience On Par with TV?

comScore, a company that tracks information relevant to the growth and adoption of the Internet, has released its latest Video Metrix report, which provides insight into the demand for online video, in this case for the month of September 2007....

November 12, 2007 9:34 AM

When Interest Meets Availability: A Tale of Consumer Broadband Adoption

After attending the Blandin Broadband conference in St. Cloud, I spent the weekend visiting friends around the Minneapolis area where I grew up. Friday night I spent with a best friend of mine that I've known since kindergarten, Jeff Valley....

August 1, 2007 3:50 PM

Dear Mr. Cuban: The Internet is NOT dead

Writing from the San Francisco Airport on my way to speaking at a Granicus user conference tomorrow. Going to also be meeting with a handful of applications developers while in town, which I'll be sure to recount in posts later this week. But for now I wanted to take a moment to respond to remarks made by Mark Cuban last week to a group of cable operators that, and I quote, "The Internet is dead."

July 24, 2007 10:52 AM

Tracking Broadband Adoption in Lafayette and Beyond

Towards the end of my meetings last Monday in Lafayette I had the great fortune to sit down to chat with Andre Comeaux...What we spent most of our time talking about was his efforts to champion a study of Lafayette's current adoption and use of broadband.

June 11, 2007 10:58 AM

Broadband Alone is Not a Panacea

I stopped by the Broadband Policy Summit last week and had the opportunity to listen to a keynote address by FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell. While he said a lot of interesting things about what we need to do to encourage the deployment of broadband, it's what he didn't say that caught my attention most: Not one word about encouraging the use of broadbnad applications.

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