BIVBlog #20: Wannabe broadband initiatives

Not only are various ill-conceived broadband initiatives a waste of money, and not only are they actively delaying the deployment of sensible access technologies, but they also put peoples lives at risk.

Table of Contents

00:01:00 Alleged technology independence
00:01:40 Understanding—and ignoring—Nielsen’s law
00:05:13 Why DSL doesn’t work (except for increasingly fewer lucky ones)
00:07:00 Why supporting DSL is counterproductive in the long run
00:08:30 DSL reliability, emergency services, and killing people for profit


Long term IPv6 evangelist/book author/trainer/consultant and generic Unix guy (*BSD, Linux, Solaris, and about a dozen more).

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