Peter Bowen is Applications Director of the FCC’s Omnibus Strategy Initiative. He studies the applications people do and will use on broadband, and what speeds and properties they will thus require of broadband.
Yochai Benkler talks about the report the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society (disclosure: Where I’m a senior researcher) did for the Broadband strategy initiative.
Brett Glass runs a Wireless ISP (WISP) in Laramie, Wyoming that spreads across some wide open spaces. To compete, he argues, he needs the government to regulate the right aspects and to keep its hands off everything else. (He believes Net Neutrality is unnecessary and will hurt the ability of small ISPs to compete.) I [...]
Steve Rosenberg, Manager of Infrastructure for the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative, talks about understanding the gaps in broadband coverage, and what it would take financially to close those gaps. He oversees the creation of the model. Rough question summary: 1:18 Q: You map this by geography, and what else? 1:58 Q: It sounds like the [...]
Nick Sinai is Dir. of Energy and Environment for the FCC’s Broadband Strategy plan. He talks about how the requirements of the Smart Grid will affect the plan. How smart will the grid be? How much bandwidth is required to support it? Who will build it? Will the Smart Grid be based on Internet protocols [...]
8 minutes Paul Brigner, Executive Director of Internet and Technology Policy at Verizon, says what he would tell the Broadband Strategy Initiative: Build on our this country’s current success providing access to the Internet. Do no harm (= beware of Net Neutrality). And question the research that shows that America has fallen behind other countries [...]
7:40 minutes Esme Vos founded MuniWireless.com. Here she talks about the benefits of competition among access providers, and what we’ve learned from countries that have enforced a structural separation between those companies that provide access to the Internet and those that provide content and services over the Internet
Elliot Noss, of Tucows, draws some lessons from Canada’s experience for the US Broadband Initiative. (About 10 mins)
About 1.5 mins [Sept 24:] Here’s a Radio Berkman podcast with Clay about the disconnect between the Web we want and the way we (in the U.S.) get it.
About 10 mins.