This evening, I’ve spent a little time researching TV White Space, also known as WRAN (Wireless Regional Area Networks), or IEEE802.22. Using dynamic spectrum and cognitive radio to intelligently seek and use open spectrum for delivery of broadband Internet. By using the repurposed bandwidth from analog television, TV White Space is promising as a technology … More TV White Space
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, though I have about 4-6 posts in the pipeline. I guess its just finding time to commit to this space, and finding that time seems to be a constant struggle and obviously a finite resource. Anyhow, a little news here….ready? drumroll please…….I’ve decided to pursue a masters … More Global Technology and Development masters
“Oh give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above…don’t fence me in” – ha, rehashing an old cowboy song is timely, as I complete an evaluation of the Open Range Internet services. Instead of conveying the feeling of wide open spaces and freedom, I definitely felt fenced in when using the service. If … More Fenced In On The Open Range
The Villages In Action 2010 Conference was held today in a small, remote village outside of Masindi, Uganda. This was organized by Teddy Ruge of Project Diaspora, in response to various events in DC and NYC where smart, affluent individuals discussed the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a comfortable setting, without the … More Villages In Action 2010 – live streaming
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Atlanta, here’s a brief summary of the highlights. Merit Networks BTOP funding – This year Merit Networks, the provider of statewide research and education networking in Michigan, received $69.6 million in BTOP stimulus funding for broadband development projects in the State of … More Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
Let’s get this on the table, I am not an international development professional. I’m an IT communications guy with a passion for social good. A year ago, I was just returning from Uganda, as part of an ICT consulting visit for a partner university. The experience, I’ve come to realize, has changed me tremendously, on … More ICT4D – from passion to practitioner?
Over the course of the past year I’ve found several great sources for fiber optic maps, for both global and African based infrastructure. I’ve decided, at least for my own quick reference to use my blog as a main data source for this information. In a future post I may add other links … More Global and African fiber maps