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Destination Opportunity: Navigating the US Broadband Stimulus Program

Navigating the US Broadband Stimulus ProgramMuch of the talk over the US stimulus activity has been focused on infrastructure – improving the country’s roads, airports, railroads and schools. Fortunately, there is widespread recognition that infrastructure also includes broadband.On the surface, it seems the United States is doing pretty well with broadband, as it is the single largest broadband market in the world, with over 75 million subscribers – more than twice that of the next closest country, Japan, according to the OECD. However, when you look a bit closer, you see that being the biggest market is mainly due to having a lot more people. Comparatively, when the OECD looked at the number of broadband subscribers per 100 members of the population, or by per capita Gross Domestic Product, the US didn’t do so well, ranking 15th, far behind Denmark, Sweden, and Korea. As there is quite a ways to go to gain broadband leadership, hopefully this broadband stimulus effort will help the U.S. bridge the gap. Read More »

NAB Show 2009: Content Virtualization to Any Screen

Mark Pignolet, Product Manager International Set Tops, demonstrates how you can view your digital video content locally or remotely using the Linksys by Cisco Digital Media Hub, whether it’s from your set top, hybrid set top, DVR, laptop, a mobile device like the Flip, or broadcast.

NAB Show 2009: ROSA Video Services Manager

Ken Dumont, Director Network Management Systems, introduces the ROSA Video Services Manager which highlights a migration from managing individual devices to services management across multiple platforms. Service profiles enable configuration, monitoring and management of video services through an easy to use graphical user interface.

NAB Show 2009: High Level Digital Content Manager

Peter Chave, Product Manager Digital Media Networks, provides configuration details on the Cisco Digital Content Manager, an advanced MPEG-2 transport stream multiplexing platform supporting up to 8Gbps of video traffic allowing you to manage your digital services and giving you operational flexibility.

Cisco’s Commitment to Energy Efficiency Standards

ITU and Climate ChangeAlthough Earth Day is a day for celebrating and honoring our environment, we also have to pause to recognize the threats our planet is facing. Here in California, climate change is a vital concern. The Pacific Institute recently forecast that by 2100 we would see a rise in the sea level in California of 1 to 1.4 meters. This rise will create significant land loss on the California coast, displacing millions of people and causing billions of dollars in property loss near the San Francisco Bay Area.I’ve been driving a Toyota Prius since 2005, installed fluorescent bulbs in my house, and started composting to do my part. Cisco, as an enterprise, is also working hard to be a good Green citizen. Read More »