Do You Offer Ritzy Service?
By Bryan Rader, Media Works
The luxury hotel business is a lot like cable, except that cable customers,
in a given year, pay more for their service and get a lot less care. Bryan Rader
sat in on a training session for Ritz-Carlton employees. Here's what he found
By Lawrence Kingsley, President, Telepublishing Reports
The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency is the largest fiber optic
deployment in the U.S. It's a consortium of 14 Utah cities whose fiber optic network
will pass every home and business within their borders. Who can use it to distribute
content and provide services? Everybody.
The Open Access Model: Best for
By Bill Zakowski
The open access model, whereby the broadband system is open to all comers who
can pay, even competing content and service providers, will ultimately win out
over bundled services, our writer says. Here's why.
2005 Buyers Guide
By Irene Gonzales, BBP Magazine
Our biggest buyers' guide ever - up 50% over last year. You'll find everything
from construction and testing services to custom design and electronics. There
are telecommunications giants, along with local and regional companies that may
soon be giants themselves. This year's directory is so big, we added finding aids.
You can search our new index by product and by sector served, be it a municipal
broadband system, an MDU, or a PCO.
Owners and Operators:
In-Building Wireless Growth Is
By Jason Marcheck, Current Analysis
If building owners insist on looking only at their ledgers, it is touch to make
a case for wireless. Wireless services are so cheap that fees to owners must be
minuscule. But tenants expect wireless access
and they may move to get
it. An in-depth look at the other side of the ledger.
Upgrading an Existing System
from MATV to SMATV
By Jerry Budge, BDR Broadband
Here's the second installment of our dollars-and-sense series on upgrading old
MDU cable systems. Compare your numbers and your programming lineup to those of
Tech Policy in the Second
By David P McClure, US Internet Industry Association
The morning after Election Day, David McClure took a
good look at likely changes at the White House, and at who would be heading the
committee and setting the policies when the new Congress is seated in January.
Here's what he thinks will happen.
Heading For Federal Pre-Emption
By Steven S. Ross
Your editor went to VON 2004 in Boston. He listened
to the headliners, like Senator John Sununu and FCC Commissioner Michael Powell.
But he spent even more time with state regulators. He's convinced they all want
the same thing. Federal pre-emption of VoIP is nearly impossible to stop. That's
terrific. And that's a miracle.