A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty fourth year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs
Click HERE for a mind map that shows how these topics relate
Exploring New Network Architectures
Deconstructing the End-to-End Argument in terms of Changing
Economics, Technology, and Policy
This issue examines changes in Internet architecture and business case approaches used by Vistabeam, Matt Larson's rapidly growing WISP, with coverage in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. It demonstrates a new found strength on the part of the fixed wireless ISP, a business with low cost of entry that is particularly well adapted to those who can develop a close knowledge of their local economy and create innovative and cost-effective solutions to their local telecommunications problems.
Part 2 uses a discussion from our Arch Econ community of interest toexamone continuing development of an as yet relatively unknown architecture that the proponents of which contend may yield a pathway to a more stable and secure foundation for global TCP/IP architecture. We speak here of RINA (Recursive Internetworking Architecture).