Network management

Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems.

Comcast said he used too much data—so he opted to live without home Internet

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States

Longtime Comcast customer Drew Weaver was surprised in mid-May of 2017 when he got an automated call notifying him that he’d gone over his 1TB monthly data cap.

A critical survey of the literature on broadband data caps

Location:
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697, United States

Proponents and opponents of data caps make conflicting claims about the effect of data caps on prices, network capacity and speeds, subscription, congestion, and consumer surplus. In this paper, we survey the academic literature on data caps and analyze the relationship between the characteristics of each paper's model or data and the paper's results.

My Insanely Long Field Guide to Common Carriage, Public Utility, Public Forum -- And Why the Differences Matter.

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Because whether and how to regulate various parts of the Internet supply chain (or, if you prefer, ecosystem), I will try to explain below why common carriage obligations, such as network neutrality, are different from public utility regulation (even though most utility providers are common carriers), which is different from natural monopoly regulated rate of return/tariffing/price regulation.

Free State to FCC: Set ISPs Free to Invest

Location:
Free State Foundation, 6259 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD, 20852, United States

Despite assertions by Title II fans that the common carrier regulation regime has not adversely affected broadband investment, the Free State Foundation begs to differ and says it has the data to back that up.

Remarks of Chairman Pai Senior Counsel Nicholas Degani at University of Mississippi Tech Summit

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

What I want to talk about today: the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to harness the power of communications technology to improve the lives of the American people and boost economic growth and US competitiveness. I’d like to focus on three specific priorities. Think of them as the three "I's": Inclusion, Investment, Innovation.

West Virginia’s Broadband Abyss Spurs Solutions Across Ideological Divide

Location:
West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, WV, 25317, United States

With high-speed internet access in West Virginia’s rural areas seriously wanting, Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) is pushing policy proposals favored by players on the right and left.

Broadband Redlining Complaint Filed Against AT&T at FCC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Attorney Daryl Parks has filed a formal Federal Communications Commission complaint against AT&T on behalf of three African American low-income residents of Cleveland (OH) alleging digital redlining.

Defending Internet Freedom through Decentralization: Back to the Future?

Location:
MIT Media Lab, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States

The Web is a key space for civic debate and the current battleground for protecting freedom of expression. However, since its development, the Web has steadily evolved into an ecosystem of large, corporate-controlled mega-platforms which intermediate speech online.

Loosening internet regs a boon to business, public

Location:
Go!Forton, 28 World's Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ, 08873, United States

Go! Foton agrees with the new FCC chairman that Title II regulation does more harm than good. We therefore welcome the FCC’s action to examine the implications of Title II internet regulation and ultimately roll it back.

Why the alt-right can’t build an alt-internet

Location:
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), 1875 I (EYE) Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States

One of the biggest pressure points for anti-racist activists right now is domain registrars like GoDaddy, which sell addresses that point web users toward a site. While anyone can hook up a server to the internet, domain name sales are regulated by the multinational organization ICANN, which hands off management of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to organizations called registries.

Verizon Next Generation Broadband Strategy: We’ll Pass on G.fast and Stick With FTTP

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Verizon’s Director of Network Planning Vincent O’Byrne outlined a Verizon next generation broadband strategy. That strategy is heavily focused on NG-PON2. It apparently will not include G.fast.

A Further Review of the Internet Association's Empirical Study on Network Neutrality and Investment

Location:
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studi, Washington, DC, 20015, United States

In a recent perspective, I reviewed a report authored by Dr. Christopher Hooton of the Internet Association on the impact of Net Neutrality regulation on broadband infrastructure investment.

Rebutting Myths About UTOPIA and Fiber Networks

Location:
Broadband Breakfast Club, 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Many business models have been disrupted by the internet. The next incumbent industry being challenged includes the old-style cable and telecom companies.

One broadband choice still counts as “competition” after court decision on Business Data Services

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 111 S 10th St., St. Louis, MO, 63102, United States

A Federal Communications Commission decision to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market can remain in place after a federal judge denied a petition to halt the FCC order.

Statement Of FCC Chairman Pai On Court Decision To Deny Stay Of Business Data Services Reforms

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the Commission’s reform of its rules governing business data services. Chairman Pai issued the following statement.

Data cap analysis found almost 200 ISPs imposing data limits in the US

Location:
BroadbandNow, Austin, TX, United States

A company that tracks Internet service providers and data caps in the US has identified 196 home Internet providers that impose monthly caps on Internet users.

FCC’s 2015 pole attachment order upheld by circuit court

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 pole attachment order was upheld in a ruling July 31 by the Eighth Circuit Court, providing a potential win for competitive and incumbent providers expanding their fiber networks.

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen Markey and Rep Doyle Regarding Business Data Services

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

On April 18, 2017, Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to postpone the vote on the Business Data Services (BDS) Report and Order that was scheduled for a vote at the April 20, 2017 FCC meeting.

How Trump’s infrastructure plan can expand broadband coverage

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The Trump Administration’s plan for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending presents an opportunity not only to repair existing roads, bridges, and tunnels, but also to build out broadband internet coverage in rural areas. On July 24, the Center for Technology Innovation hosted a panel discussion at Brookings about how the administration, Congress, and the private sector can work together to address broadband needs of unserved (no access) and underserved (limited access) populations.

President Trump Forms Infrastructure Advisory Council

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump has signaled that broadband will definitely be part of his planned infrastructure investments. The president issued an executive order July 19 creating the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure that will include a representative from the communications and technology sector.

The Internet Ripoff You're Not Protesting

Location:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

All of this network neutrality action involves just the very last part of the communications grid in the US — the “last mile,” or the part of the network that actually touches consumers.

Comcast’s Cohen: Broadband capex has declined by $3.6B under Title II

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States

Capital expenditures by US internet service providers have declined by $3.6 billion since the Federal Communications Commission adopted its Title II regime for internet regulation in 2015, Comcast regulatory chief David L. Cohen said.

President Trump's FCC Chief Has Failed to Justify His Campaign Against Net Neutrality

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

On July 17, Free Press submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission, demonstrating once again that the 2015 decision to base Net Neutrality rules on Title II got it exactly right.

If FCC gets its way, we’ll lose a lot more than net neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Either way, what's almost certain is that the FCC will eliminate the Title II classification of Internet service providers. And that would have important effects on consumer protection that go beyond the core net neutrality rules that outlaw blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

Online ‘Day of Action’ for Network Neutrality Will Feature Free Speech Arguments

Net neutrality supporters preparing for July 12’s online protests to defend the set of rules enacted two years ago by the Federal Communications Commission are using the freedom of speech to bolster their case.

Building Broadband Access Tough, Necessary

Location:
Daily News Publishing co, 193 Jefferson, Memphis, TN, 38103, United States

Chattanooga (TN) had the right idea when it requested and received Federal Communications Commission approval to expand broadband service – offered through its municipal utility provider, EPB – into neighboring Bradley County, an area overlooked by commercial providers. Unfortunately, that plan was sidelined in 2016 when Tennessee turned it into a state’s rights issue and successfully contested the approval in federal court.

The Internet's Future Is More Fragile Than Ever, Says One Of Its Inventors

Location:
USA, United States

An interview with Vint Cerf, the co-creator of tech that makes the internet work.

FBA Files Comments on Accelerating Broadband Deployment

Location:
Fiber Broadband Association, United States

The Fiber Broadband Association commended the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts towards removing regulatory roadblocks to nationwide broadband deployment.

Assessing the Impact of Removing Regulatory Barriers on Next Generation Wireless and Wireline Broadband Infrastructure Investment

Location:
Economists Incorporated, 2121 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States

This study evaluates the estimated impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent efforts to remove barriers to investment into next-generation wireless and wireline broadband networks, and thereby to accelerate the transition from legacy copper networks to next-generation services.

A Reply to Faulhaber, Singer, and Urschel’s Curious Tale of Economics and Common Carriage (Net Neutrality) at the FCC

Location:
USA, United States

This reply to "The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission" (Faulhaber, Singer, & Urschel, 2017) makes three claims.

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