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Is that really broadband? A look at the technologies in play | GCN

Is that really broadband? A look at the technologies in play | GCN | Digital Media Management | Scoop.it

The National Broadband Plan has set ambitious goals for high-speed Internet connectivity across the country, and agencies, cities and other municipalities have hopped on the broadband bandwagon.

 

But what exactly counts as broadband? The Federal Communications Commission originally designated broadband as anything faster than 200 kilobits/sec, which basically meant anything that wasn't the old dial-up modem, then upgraded it to 768 kilobits/sec downstream and 200 kilobits/sec upstream. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration still considers 768 kilobits/sec to be broadband at the most basic level, but the FCC in 2010 set the bar for the national broadband plan at 4 megabits/sec downstream and 1 megabit/sec upstream.

 

The range of available broadband technologies is still wide. Below is a rundown of the most common types of broadband, their range of transmission speeds and, to put it into context for the everyday user, an estimate of how long, on average, each technology would take to download a 1M book, 4M song and 6.14G movie, drawn from the trove of information available from NTIA's National Broadband Map.

 

Just as there is no single type of broadband, there are no guaranteed speeds for any broadband technology. Upload and download speeds often differ, and their range can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the standards being used. For wireless, speeds also are influenced by internal equipment on the customer's end, such as whether your WiFi router is 802.11 a, b, n or so on. Note also: The fastest speeds listed with each technology are ideal, almost theoretical, peaks that everyday users are not likely to reach.

 

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We should have at least one gigabit per second to our homes. 

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Moving A Database to New Storage With No Downtime

Moving A Database to New Storage With No Downtime | Digital Media Management | Scoop.it
It's once again the second Tuesday of the month, meaning it's T-SQL Tuesday! This month's topic comes to us from Jen McCown (blog | @JenniferMcCown). Jen is

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Management is a combination of acting-on and acting-with. Sometimes you just have to do the technical stuff. 

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Moving A Database to New Storage With No Downtime

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Philippines: DoE committee to develop 'Smart Grid' plan for power sector | GMA News

Philippines: DoE committee to develop 'Smart Grid' plan for power sector | GMA News | Digital Media Management | Scoop.it

The Department of Energy has released a circular creating an inter-agency committee to develop a Smart Grid policy framework and roadmap for the power industry.

The Smart Grid innovation applies information technology (IT) to electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure, computerizing the entire power grid from the suppliers' end to the consumers' end and automating the gathering of information to improve the production and distribution of electricity.

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), which has been advocating the use of Smart Grid technology, said that its use will allow customers better control of their consumption.

“Customers will be empowered because they will see their consumption at hourly intervals and thus take the actions needed to meet their budgets, or else reschedule activities to off peak hours for lower rates. Globally, the experience has resulted [in] savings of 5 to 15 percent,” Meralco senior vice president Alfredo Panlilio said earlier.

The circular, signed by Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, said that the policy formulation committee “shall propose the national strategy for the Smart Grid for the period until 2030 with major consideration on the possible impact [on] the price of electricity.”

 

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See Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution for the merging of IT and Energy and its implications for the future. 

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