Over the years, technology has been a major force in evolving our world. As each major technological advancement happens (e.g., cars, elevators, movies, TV, the Internet, the smart phone, etc.), we see society change to adopt technology. Whether this is increasing mobility, building up instead of out, or increased transmission of information, humans quickly adopt new technologies and use them to their advantage.
On 19th November 2019, Ajit Pai, chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced a public auction of the C-band spectrum (about 500 MHz of bandwidth between 3.7 to 4.2 GHz) to facilitate the development of 5G. The C-Band, a swathe of satellite spectrum that has been historically used for fixed wireless services, plays a crucial role in broadcasting and live production of content such as news reporting and sports feeds.
We spoke with Plume’s Director of Product Marketing, Mark Goodburn, about this innovative young company and its mission to transform broadband suppliers’ offerings through a revolutionary new bundle of Smart Home Services delivered through a Consumer Experience Management
(CEM) Platform. We have also included quotes taken from an interview between Plume CEO and Co-Founder, Fahri Diner with Wi-Fi NOW’s Claus Hetting in June this year.
Recently Newsbridge CEO Philippe Petitpont spoke (virtually) with AFP’s Editorial Technical Production Department Manager Yves Tassel in regard to how AFP team’s have adapted to confinement and remote work by increasing their remote production capacity. More specifically, the two discussed how AFP was able to create a fully dematerialized infrastructure in the cloud in order to access and work with content quickly and efficiently, all while avoiding VPN, latency and bandwidth issues, just to name a few.
It was a fierce battle leading up to this decision and now the FCC is reversing its decision and removing the net neutrality rules. So what does this really mean?
Stan Moote asks Jim Burger who is an attorney in Washington at Thompson and Coburn to explain what is really going on, and the consequences of this reversal.
November 22, 2017 Prepared by the Office of FCC Commissioner Clyburn What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is the concept that consumers and businesses should be able to reach the online applications and services of their choosing without interference from their broadband provider. In other words, that all data and all legal traffic that travels over the Internet should be treated equally. This has been a bipartisan bedrock principle for more than a decade. What is Commissioner Clyburn’s position on Net Neutrality? Commissioner Clyburn has been an unwavering champion of robust, bright-line net neutrality rules that protect consumers against the anti-consumer and anti-competitive practices of broadband providers. The Commissioner continues to believe that the 2015 rules adopted by the FCC are the best way to protect consumers and small businesses while promoting innovation. Is it true that Chairman Pai’s proposal would eliminate Net Neutrality? Yes. It eliminates all prohibitions against blocking and throttling (slowing down) applications by broadband providers, and enables them to engage in paid prioritization and unreasonable discrimination at the point of interconnection. It ignores thousands of consumer complaints and millions of individual comments that ask the FCC to save net neutrality and uphold the principles that all...
November 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm By Mignon Clyburn | Commissioner This week, millions of Americans returned to work after spending time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Amidst the travel and meal preparations, many may have missed the "Pre-Holiday News Dump" last Wednesday when Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai released his 200 plus page proposal to dismantle the agency's open internet protections. Commonly referred to as "net neutrality," what is at stake is the ability of consumers and businesses to reach the online applications and services of their choosing without interference from their broadband provider. This has been a bipartisan bedrock principle for more than a decade, it was upheld in court last year, and has existed all while investment by broadband providers continues to grow. When I joined the FCC in 2009, as one of the agency's five Commissioners, Netflix's streaming video service had been around for just two years. Tumblr was still a relatively new player and Spotify was still two years away from launching in the U.S. These companies have seen tremendous growth over the past eight years thanks to a level playing field. Their continued success depends on an ability to...