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What Boxing Tells Us About Broadband

Ricardo Dominguez (left) rallied late to win a...

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Growing up, I used to follow boxing.  It was pretty easy to be a fan – there weren’t a lot of weight classes, there was a single sanctioning body that mattered so there was only one champion in each weight class, and it was on free TV (although pay TV didn’t exist yet) every week. In short, it was simple and fan friendly.  A high-quality product was made available each week and promoters and TV networks did everything they could to get me to watch.

What does this have to do with the broadband (and wireless for that matter) business? Continue reading

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Bandwidth Caps

A DSL Modem
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I received a call the other day from AT&T.  They want me to drop my cable Internet service and switch to their DSL service.  “Twice the speed,” they say, “and bundled with your existing phone service it’s almost free.”  Naturally, I had a few questions, one of which was about bandwidth caps. Continue reading

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