After many months of fact-finding and opinion gathering, the FCC at last released its long-awaited National Broadband Plan. But will it bring better internet speeds at lower prices? Consumer advocates and the FCC’s broadband chief weigh in.
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David Weinberger attended Supernova 2009 in San Francisco, where some of the biggest names in tech, business, government, and academia came together to talk past, present, and future of networks. He chatted with a number of those thought-leaders, and came away with three major threads for 2009 which might help guide our thinking as we go into 2010:
The Broadband Initiative The Growth of Real Time Web The Web and the Obama Administration
Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Devices Organization, AT&T Alan Rambam, President, Mobile Behavior Arun Bhikshesvaran, Senior Vice President of Multimedia and Infrastructure Solutions, Ericsson Ali Diab, Vice President of Product Management, AdMob Peter Hoddie, CEO, Kinoma Tim Attinger, Global Head of Product Development, Visa Inc. Jon Fortt, Senior Writer, Fortune - Moderator
With adoption of wireless handsets approaching 90 percent in the United States, companies are looking for new, innovative ways to connect people and their devices. What will this technology look like and what will it mean for consumers and businesses in terms of devices, network capabilities and integration? Industry experts will discuss the benefits and challenges facing companies as customers and businesses demand more content of higher quality and speed wherever they are and on any device.