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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

silas_moeckel Re:can be done (112 comments)

Frankly if this is done right the muni primarily provides the natural monopoly portion, just the glass back to the CO, no active gear on poles etc. At the CO they could provide power/cooling and implement there own layer 2/3 network to act as an ISP.

CWDM makes it easy to have a muni network and 8+ other networks on a single fiber. A muni might also resell it's active infrastructure allowing smaller players to enter a market and for efficiency serving lower utilization clients. Besides internet access it's fairly simple to provide library, school and government web site access via a google like install fee to cover costs. Offering metro area network type services is an easy add on, point to point via a dark channel and lit services and multipoint via lit services can be a huge boon to companies. Companies can fill in back-hauling to telco hotels and other muni's allowing for meta services to be built on top much like today's long haul fiber market.

2 hours ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

silas_moeckel Re:almost should have let her call (628 comments)

Sure hey TSA idiots arrest this guy. Hell probably try and have it covered under the obey all instructions of the flight staff BS.

13 hours ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

silas_moeckel Re:File with the FCC (285 comments)

At this point you would have to be buying decade old networking gear to not support ipv6. I would stick away from cisco for a school and many other places as real lifetime support on networking gear is built in by HP etc so cisco's TCO sucks, tack on the support bait and switch you need a service contact BS.

From the sounds of this district it's extremely poor, internet access can be a game changer in education for the kids and their parents.

3 days ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

silas_moeckel File with the FCC (285 comments)

Not really much of an important step, get some fiber back to the nearest colo/carrier hotel/etc, one or more 10ge, a bgp ASN and some IPv6 addresses along with some IPv4 for legacy stuff and 6 to 4 NAT.

3 days ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

silas_moeckel Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

Netflix has never "flooded" any lines, Comcast refused to upgrade their circuits with L3 meaning they did not provided the advertised speeds to the Internet through there own negligence. L3 was very clear they were happy to increase port count/speed Comcast refused to do so. L3 is a tier 1 Comcast is not yet L3 was providing them with free peering in the interest of making the internet work.

about a week ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

silas_moeckel Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

The government should threaten them because they are not providing the service their customers have paid for and they advertised. The Internet works because tier 1's all connect to each other and upgrade ports as they get saturated (good ISP's are proactive, ok ones last minute and crappy ones only after the link is saturated). While this is related to net neutrality it's primarily a false advertising issue, if they change their wording to correct that it's a DPUC (or similar) issue as they are no longer providing internet access per their monopoly contract.

about a week ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

silas_moeckel Re:30m (149 comments)

As we have seen with the last few years of hurricane season, putting the fiber huts etc while cheaper is a logistics nightmare in an emergency. The move to put everything on a pole is simply about getting things cheaper. In a rural setting sure but not within 20 or so cable miles of the CO.

about two weeks ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

silas_moeckel Re:30m (149 comments)

I would love to see a passive fiber network that is run by the muni that allows cdwm from central meet me rooms (aka the old telco CO). BX optics are nice, but would rather have optics with different send and receive wavelengths without the built in cdwm splitter/combiner so you can have multiple providers reusing the same fiber.

about two weeks ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

silas_moeckel Re:30m (149 comments)

Your 10 story office building would be out of reach of this, 3.9m is your average commercial building floor to floor distance and I've yet to see one with the primary dmarc in the middle floor :)

In the case of only 1 or 2 clients pulling only one or two pairs might be the correct thing.

about two weeks ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

silas_moeckel Re:30m (149 comments)

30m is pretty short run, 10ge will do 100m over 6a or 7. For office buildings it's normally pretty easy to get new cable in place not so much with apartment complexes.

about two weeks ago
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Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

silas_moeckel 30m (149 comments)

That is going to barely make it from the pole to the house. Tack on how much the gear will cost and this is cheaper than pulling fiber? Pull the fiber and be done with it 2 strands of single mode from the 70's would still get me any speed available today, sure it might need C/DWDM to do it but it's doable with standard gear.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

silas_moeckel Look for one that does not take email DMCA notices (148 comments)

That filters out 99% of the garbage right there. Just look at their web site.

If you don't want personal info it as a business with a business address (po box works) and possibly a lawyer to write up the one copy paste counter notice you will ever need and pay them to deal with the inbound complaints.

If your just hosting remember your paying what a few bucks a month? DMCA notices are a cost they get shuffled in and out as quickly as possible. If you want them to look at them you need to be a bigger fish or worth there while so at least dedicated server if not a rack or more.

about three weeks ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

silas_moeckel Re:IPv6 (104 comments)

I've yet to see an embedded device implement privacy extensions. Human facing computers sure.

about three weeks ago
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Encryption Keys For Kim Dotcom's Data Can't Be Given To FBI, Court Rules

silas_moeckel Re:Umm... (149 comments)

To bad it's in New Zealand and hinges on the fact that they drives were never supposed to be given to the FBI in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

silas_moeckel Re:IPv6 (104 comments)

An autoconfig ipv6 address is the mac with some static bits shoved on.

128 bit mac's are fairly useless nothing should else have a broadcast domain that large. 64 Bit would seem to be the next step as that allows full use of the ipv6 default subnet of 64 bits

about three weeks ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

silas_moeckel Re:Why do we have screen savers? (349 comments)

DPMS or whatever the HDMI equivalent would seem to make far more sense.

about three weeks ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

silas_moeckel Re:issue is FB post (203 comments)

You mean the private property that was probably taken with eminent domain and built with huge tax breaks? Few malls are what any fair definition of private property should be.

A court should not be allowed to force you to make a public declaration either.

about three weeks ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

silas_moeckel Re:Agreement?? (242 comments)

It's a freaking clandestine service, yea it's their job to spy on other nations. How else do you insure that Iran is not making icbm's? ask them nicly?

about three weeks ago
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Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

silas_moeckel Re:how long before (119 comments)

You do realize that most phones use them to for simple communication of how many ma the charger can provide. Sure newer designs do not require that but I don't see apple changing anytime soon. Several companies make "condoms" that allow and even adapt those signals yet stay safe.

about three weeks ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

silas_moeckel Re:What Security? (131 comments)

As apposed to a keyfob like you get today?

about three weeks ago

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