[Cerowrt-devel] not exactly the most positive outcome
dpreed at reed.com
dpreed at reed.com
Tue Jul 26 17:31:56 EDT 2016
It's a terrible outcome. However, there is literally no significant support for the alternative, either from a policy basis or from entrepreneurial folks. N-O-N-E.
I am biased towards the entrepreneurial side, but have been fighting this on the policy side as well in one form or another since 1994 (when we began trying to legalize UWB).
People just take for granted that having their communications controlled "end-to-end" by some third party (e.g. The Phone Company) is optimal for them. After all, AT&T Bell Labs created the Internet and the WWW.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:23pm, "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com> said:
> From: https://www.cirrent.com/emerging-wi-fi-trends/
> "As Wi-Fi becomes a bigger part of our daily lives, expect that our
> broadband ISPs will likely move to extend their demarcation
> point(demarc for short). This demarc will quickly shift away from
> where it resides today, on the cable modem or DSL router, to the air
> interface on the Wi-Fi access points in our home. Carriers have
> already been using Wi-Fi enabled cable modems and DSL routers for some
> years now. However, with the advances I’ve mentioned, I expect to see
> almost every broadband ISP offer an in-home Wi-Fi mesh solution as a
> standard part of their broadband service over the next two to three
> The main motivation for the ISPs is to quickly get to a point where
> they can offer their users a high quality, secure Wi-Fi network that
> provides improved coverage throughout the whole home. These
> carrier-controlled Wi-Fi mesh networks will allow us to still have our
> private networks running alongside their networks and both will run on
> the same equipment. The upshot is that we won’t have to buy our own
> Wi-Fi mesh solutions and will be able to use those provided by our
> ISPs, like the vast majority of us already do today."
> Dave Täht
> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
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