Home Network Headaches Equal Opportunities For Some

24 thoughts on “Home Network Headaches Equal Opportunities For Some”

  1. Funny how the “solution” is alwasy a monthly fee. However with regards to networking there’s a collective yawn from integrators when they see stuff like Zerconf (the basis for Apple’s network discovery tool Bonjour). The reason why managing home networks is difficult is because very few vendors are actually making well thought out configurators.

  2. Verizon is still required to unbundle the voice part even if its over fiber. Massive lobbying has ensured that they do not have to unbundle the data or the video. As far as “forced to stay with Verizon until other carriers have fiber optic capabilities” is concerned- will it be feasible to have two companies running fiber all over your neighborhood? FTTP appears to be a natural monopoly. Writing off copper will save Verizon taxes and a lot of maintenance costs.

    Brian Roberts (Comcast CEO) makes some interesting comparisons between BMWs and Cable Internet- its hilarious. http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/68320

  3. It’s easy*, but why should they?
    Spam bloggers are good Google AdSense partners (many blogs mention this problem), so it’s reasonable that they would delay action as soon as possible. Every click count$.

    * To try it myself, I wrote a script that takes for input a blogger ID, wget’s his profile and counts number of blogs registered by that blogger. If the number is over 10 (or whatever other reasonable number of blogs may be), the script can flag this ID for human inspection. I simply don’t believe Google’s geek army can’t do better than that.
    The ID I tested with (13023309) is a shameless blog spammer with 220 blogs…

  4. Verizon is still required to unbundle the voice part even if its over fiber. Massive lobbying has ensured that they do not have to unbundle the data or the video. As far as “forced to stay with Verizon until other carriers have fiber optic capabilitiesâ€? is concerned- will it be feasible to have two companies running fiber all over your neighborhood? FTTP appears to be a natural monopoly. Writing off copper will save Verizon taxes and a lot of maintenance costs.

    Brian Roberts (Comcast CEO) makes some interesting comparisons between BMWs and Cable Internet- its hilarious. http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/68320

  5. ” DSL Forum’s TR-069 has this as an objective. From the FIOS web page, they say that the customer has to use its router, because it can be remotely managed. So it is coming.”

    I think ‘remotely managing’ the router means they can remotely troubleshoot it, send upgrades etc. Telcos usually reserve the ‘remotely managed network’ piece for enterprise customers. On a related note, Verizon is planning to use MoCA for home networking

    http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=13088&hed=Verizon%2C+Cox+Sip+MoCA

  6. I work on a LAN with 100 Mbps symmetrical. My workgroup is approx 200 people. Internet access is restricted to 10 Mbps, shared by all users.
    We use this difference in capacity daily without thinking about it.
    What Mark Cuban is suggesting (in my opinion) is that the LAN is extended to a much larger group, be it a borough or smaller unit. Seems to me that the technology (other than bigger access pipes) is sitting right under our noses….

  7. Hi, Om. I’m an e-business lecturer at London South Bank University and run Bear Storm as a spin-off company, and have been trying to figure the business model for a blog for some time now. Just switched (literally, a few minutes before picking up your latest headline) on something similar to your Gigalinks section, called Blog World. Hope you don’t mind being included. Greg Tallent http://www.bearstorm.com

  8. Ouch. Your site is now so elegant that it serves as a reminder that I should stick to hacking code, not designing my own amateur-in-comparison looking web sites 🙂

    Cheers,
    A B2.0 and gigaom.com reader.

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    However, a bit confused about how “Web 2.0 goodness” fits into the picture.

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