“Not” Neutrality?

In early May, my Internet Middleman post described how a tiny number of very large broadband network operators, mostly in the United States, are using their market power to try to extract arbitrary access charges, and in so doing, are degrading the service they sold to their paying broadband customers. They achieve this degradation by…


Verizon’s Accidental Mea Culpa

David Young, Vice President, Verizon Regulatory Affairs recently published a blog post suggesting that Netflix themselves are responsible for the streaming slowdowns Netflix’s customers have been seeing. But his attempt at deception has backfired. He has clearly admitted that Verizon is deliberately constraining capacity from network providers like Level 3 who were chosen by Netflix…


When the Middleman and ISP are Aligned

We have received numerous questions and comments on the congestion information that I shared on Internet interconnection in the U.S. and Europe. We thought it would be helpful to provide a bit more detail to create more open dialogue on these important issues. The measurement statistics that we used to evaluate congestion were from the…


Observations of an Internet Middleman

We received a lot of positive feedback, as well as a lot of questions when Mike posted his recent story, Chicken. Many of the questions asked for more specific data about the scale and size of the problem. This post is an attempt to provide some of that data. Our Internet Services product sits on…

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What’s the point of social media?

For businesses that is. If you are a B2B business, why should you use social media? Social media being things like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Earlier this year I attended Shelley Palmer’s Media Tech Summit in New York. A lot of the discussion centered on the topic of this post. And although B2C companies…