It’s All About Speed and Broadband, Not TV

Whether they like it or not, cable companies are fast becoming broadband-first companies. But it’s not by choice that they are embracing over-the-top video, starting their own web video offerings or finally coming around to the idea of cord-cutting. “It’s totally, totally shifted to Netflix,” Charlie Ergen, the CEO of Dish Network, recently told The New York Times. … Continue reading It’s All About Speed and Broadband, Not TV

What I am reading today

Introducing the Comcast Tax. [Susan Crawford] Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete. [Timothy Lee] America’s 10 year experiment with broadband has failed. [BusinessWeek] Are the robots about to rise? Ray Kurzweil thinks so. [The Guardian] Physics is enjoying a golden age. Here is why. [Michael Gerson] How colleges are finding tomorrow’s prodigies. [Laura … Continue reading What I am reading today