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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 'fiber'

May 22, 2008 8:34 AM

Streaming Media Industry Laments Lack of Broadband, Shrugs Its Shoulders

One of the more interesting threads through my conversations with the streaming media elite at Streaming Media East these past few days has been reactions to discussions about bandwidth. On the one hand, there was a steady stream (no pun...

May 7, 2008 9:47 AM

iProvo: Failure or Success for Muni-Fiber?

Big news in the world of fiber and municipal broadband. The biggest public fiber-to-the-home project in the country was just sold to a private company. The name of the network is iProvo, located in Provo, Utah, a city of 100,000....

April 28, 2008 12:22 PM

Developers Talk About Our 100Mbps Future at the Web 2.0 Expo

There’s constant talk among advocates for fiber about the need for America to realize its 100Mbps future as quickly as possible. While I’ve long been an advocate for fiber, I’ve also questioned what can really be done with all that...

April 14, 2008 11:56 AM

Why Lafayette Can Be That Shining City on the Hill

During my week in Lafayette a message I attempted to leave behind is that building a full fiber network isn’t enough; it’s as, if not more, important to focus on getting the community engaged with the use of broadband. While...

April 10, 2008 11:55 AM

LUS Fiber Already Having An Impact

One of the biggest challenges with broadband deployment is balancing public and private interests. Private companies are interested in profit, not necessarily what’s good for the public. The decisions they make about where and how much to invest in their...

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...

April 2, 2008 11:46 AM

Thoughts on the Partial Success of Muni-Broadband

While I'm working on parsing through my notes from the talk on the state of fiber in Japan, I wanted to share another thought that's stuck with me from Freedom 2 Connect. Most of the focus of the talks on...

April 1, 2008 1:58 PM

Amsterdam FTTH Visionary Speaks At and After Freedom 2 Connect

Yesterday at the Freedom 2 Connect conference I attended a panel on Open Fiber jam packed with top-notch speakers covering the deployment of fiber in Amsterdam, Japan, Vermont, and Lafayette, LA. Let’s dive in and start with Dirk van der...

February 12, 2008 9:03 AM

America's International Internet Advantage

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the cutting of two major underseas Internet cables near Egypt, which led to a 50% drop in connectivity for some entire countries. I commented about how I was surprised this doesn't happen more...

February 8, 2008 12:09 PM

Cable's Big Bandwidth Problem

Everyone knows that cable companies have some problems with their broadband service. Theirs is a shared network where one neighbor can have dramatically negative impacts on another's service. There's the Comcast/Bittorrent brouhaha over the cable giant blocking or degrading sometimes-legal...

February 5, 2008 8:36 AM

Article RoundUp: More Broadband From More Places (And Less From Others)

There's been a spate of stories related to new developments in the availability of broadband over the last couple of weeks. Here's a handful I found particularly interesting: Shareband Launching Bonded DSL in Seattle Shareband is a British startup that...

January 31, 2008 10:49 AM

Internet Proves Its Vulnerability/Resiliency

On Wednesday, two underseas cables were cut off of Egypt's northern coast causing 70% of the country's Internet network to go down. This story is interesting for so many reasons. First off, I sometimes think people forget that pretty much...

January 28, 2008 8:54 AM

Internet Reinforces Local Bonds

So often when you talk about the benefits of the Internet the conversation focuses on its ability to break down the barriers of distance, to unite disparate friends and relatives, to provide access to resources not available in your local...

January 25, 2008 10:08 AM

$150 Billion Stimulus: I Can't Believe I (Almost) Agree with Huckabee...

Last night I was following along with the Republican presidential debate. At one point the dialog turned to the federal government's recently announced $150 billion stimulus plan to stave off a recession. While most all of the candidates stated their...

January 25, 2008 6:05 AM

My Introduction to Internet2: Talk About Big Broadband!

On Wednesday I had the tremendous opportunity to sit down with Gary Bachula of Internet2 to engage for the first time with someone from that organization. In all candor, going into that meeting I only had vague impressions of what...

January 4, 2008 12:19 PM

Wireless Hits New Speed Record; Fiber Still Reigns Supreme

Hey look, 4G technology--one of the many new wireless standards in development--hit 173Mbps in a recent field trial. That's great. Having faster wireless broadband would be a wonderful thing. But every time I see a story like this I find...

December 19, 2007 10:28 AM

FTTH Council Shares Stories of Real World Impact of Fiber

The reasons for why we need fiber-to-the-home are too often couched in terms that are either overly grandiose (broadband cures all) or too technical (we need gigabits because...). Yet there are stories being told of the real-world impact of big...

December 3, 2007 1:01 PM

FTTH Increasingly Spells Success

It's been an incredible year for FTTH in arena of public opinion. It started as an albatross, a costly gamble that Wall Street battered Verizon's stock price for daring to try. Then earlier this year attitudes began to shift. As...

November 9, 2007 10:47 AM

Blogging from Blandin: Tim Nulty Shares Wisdom from Burlington, VT

The first session on yesterday's agenda at the Blandin Broadband Conference was a talk by Tim Nulty, the man behind the fiber build in Burlington, VT. (For a more detailed case study of what he accomplished there, check out this...

November 8, 2007 9:33 AM

Blogging on Broadband from Blandin

Am on the road again, this time in St. Cloud, MN to attend the Blandin Foundation's Broadband Conference entitled "Community Broadband: Making the Right Choices". So far we've had informative presentations on the present state and technologies of fiber and...

October 26, 2007 12:32 PM

AT&T; – Missing the Boat or a Company on the Cutting Edge?

Another highlight of my journey to TelcoTV was a keynote address on Wednesday given by Peter Hill, VP of video and converged services for AT&T; Labs. He gave what was described as the first U-Verse demo to an audience of...

October 11, 2007 8:07 AM

Research Gets A Heavy Dose of Bandwidth

A couple of big announcements last week from the world of Internet-enabled research. On Monday, Google and IBM teamed up to announce the launch of a program that will open up high powered computing clusters to universities. These computing clusters...

October 10, 2007 2:53 PM

The Impossible Dream of Competitive Broadband Marketplaces In Unserved Areas

One of the biggest issues discussed at last week’s KMB Conference was how best to get broadband to areas that are underserved—where there’s no real competition in broadband—and in particular unserved—where there’s simply no broadband at all. With representatives of...

October 2, 2007 1:32 AM

Talk About a High Bandwidth Application!

Reporting from the FTTH Conference floor, I had an interesting experience with the realities of how much bandwidth next gen video applications actually demand. As I mentioned yesterday, I've consulted for GOSN helping with their marketing, and while I didn't...

October 1, 2007 3:15 PM

The FTTH Conference Begins! A Thought on Fiber Discrimination

It's sunny and gorgeous out here in Orlando, FL, but I wouldn't know it as I'm in a hotel on my way out the door to the opening of the Expo Hall at the FTTH Conference! As always happens, I've...

September 13, 2007 9:47 AM

Open Access Picking Up Steam?

Following my trip to UTOPIA, I wrote a post about the as-of-yet unrealized promise of open access networks, or networks where multiple service providers compete over the same pipes. This concept is one I first encountered at my first Broadband...

August 31, 2007 10:17 AM

The Viability of Rural Broadband

One thing that's stuck with me from my trip to visit Hiawatha Broadband Company on Wednesday is my continuing awe over how diverse and seemingly successful this small telecom company in rural Minnesota has been. It's odd, though: I thought...

August 30, 2007 10:43 AM

Visiting Hiawatha Broadband Company: A Great Success Story for the Business of Deploying Fiber

I’m back in my home state of Minnesota and had the great fortune yesterday of taking a mini-roadtrip to visit with Gary Evans and Dan Pecorina of Hiawatha Broadband Company in the southeast corner of the state. HBC deployed an...

August 8, 2007 9:50 AM

What's Right About Broadband Deployment in the US

I don't consider myself enough of an expert on global broadband deployment trends to speak authoritatively on if and by how much we're falling behind other countries. But there is one thing that I can say with complete confidence: there are communities across the country who should be and are ecstatic at the state of broadband deployment in their areas.

July 30, 2007 12:58 PM

Down with Wireless, Long Live Wireless

There's a big vote coming up at the FCC tomorrow regarding the upcoming auction of wireless spectrum. You won't find me writing much about wireless as I'm much more of a wireline kinda guy, but I wanted to share one important belief I have regarding this space.

July 18, 2007 4:25 PM

Back from Lafayette and Pondering Municipal Broadband

After a long weekend in Lafayette, LA, I'm back in the saddle and ready to share stories from my first immersion in this Cajun community that's on the verge of deploying a FTTH network. But before going too far into details about who I met and what I learned during my visit, I want to lay out my position on municipal FTTH initiatives like Lafayette and UTOPIA.

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