The Truth about Bandwidth Caps

Last Friday I was invited to participate in a Special of This Week in Tech (aka twit) called “The Truth about Bandwidth Caps". It featured, beyond myself,

  • Tom Merritt from twit who was hosting it,
  • Dane Jasper, the CEO of disruptive Californian ISP
  • Christopher Mitchell, director at the Institute of Local Self-Reliance and municipal broadband advocate
  • Reid Fishler, director at Hurricane Electric
I felt it was a very interesting panel and addressed - via the issues related to caps - a whole lot of structural issues in the broadband industry.
It's now available for replay on TWIT, and you can find it embedded here.
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