Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.

Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed as the Telecommunications Act of the 1930, on which the current sense of net neutrality is based. How can any set of telecommunication regulations written in the 1930's have anything to do with the Internet [...]

GE, Siemens Vie to Reinvent Manufacturing by Harnessing the Cloud Digital platforms let factories link data on inventories, maintenance, safety

GE, Siemens Vie to Reinvent Manufacturing by Harnessing the Cloud Digital platforms let factories link data on inventories, maintenance, safety hazards By Christopher Alessi Updated March 5, 2017 11:04 a.m. ET 6 COMMENTS FRANKFURT—A battle of industrial titans is shaping up as the Android-versus-iOS of manufacturing. Germany’s Siemens AG and larger U.S. rival General Electric Co. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules

FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to roll back some net neutrality regulations that require broadband providers to inform customers about their network management practices. The Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday suspended the net [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Original Heins|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“FCC: I Do Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction”​ On the other hand, my headline is “FCC finally set free from Telecom Acts and overregulation”​

Thought Piece [This editorial piece seems so dated. It invokes all of the old arguments about Baby Bells, cable and telecom regulation from the distant past. Absolutely absent from this piece is any discussion of the future of broadband, telecommunications, technology and the Internet of Things. Is anyone else bothered by the hyperbole and doomsday-itis capture in the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Trumpian Green Shoot Is Broadband: Wireless carriers just zero-rated the internet. Get ready for a revolution in cheap, ubiquitous data.

Thought Piece [Net Neutrality suffers another ignominious defeat at the hands of technology; however, The NY Times and the Wash Post recent Op-Ed pieces on preserving Net Neutrality demonstrate how small bore political thinking has become. Clearly, the importance of broadband and wireless far exceeds the politics of many editorial boards.  Steve] A Trumpian Green Shoot Is Broadband [...]

By | 2017-03-22T20:42:17+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Pondering Pai’s Priorities for the FCC”​: the major regulatory issues that may take precedence in the early months of Ajit Pai’s tenure as Chairman

Thought Piece  Ajit Pai will return to the four principles of internet freedom first outlined by former FCC Chairman Michael Powell: "freedom of access to lawful content; freedom to use applications; freedom to attach personal devices to the network; and freedom to obtain service plan information." These principles allow for the future of the Internet, broadband and the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How CableLabs is paving the way for lightning-fast broadband: IOT relies on hyper-speed, two-way connectivity of equal speed, same specs all platforms

Thought Piece To enter the dazzling world of the Internet of Things, each of the billions and billions of things need hyper-speed, two-way connectivity and equal speed to download and upload information. What is being called 5 G. The other secret sauce is the same specifications for all platforms-cable, fiber optics and wireless. Sorry, DSL you [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:55+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Don’t Be Naive Enough to Believe the Climate Industry Is Incorruptible

Thought Piece Below is a cautionary tale about Science and the Climate Industry: It is no more infallible or necessarily unbiased than any other large, political, well-connected and well-funded group. If Shakespeare were alive today, he would be neither shocked nor speechless.... Don't Be Naive Enough to Believe the Climate Industry Is Incorruptible Posted on June 5, 2015 by [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments