TGIF, FCC and 1Gb
I’m not one to usually say TGIF, but boy, this has been quite a week!
The Plan urges a mandate to do more to link people and the economy to broadband’s ‘transformative benefits.’ The plan also calls for, among other things, affordable access in American communities to ultra-high-speed broadband of at least 1 gigabit per second. Yes, folks, it’s not just the times that are a-changing. It’s also the way we measure and value speed.
John Chambers, Cisco’s chairman and CEO, wrote about the significance of this need and the crossroads that we’re currently at in Business Week that same day. The procrastinator’s cry of ‘it can wait until tomorrow’ doesn’t wash anymore. Video, mobility, and other significant bandwidth-impacting trends are here now and the issues need to be addressed.
All of this is just another reason why the Borderless Networks innovations we unveiled on March 17 are so critical for forward-looking organizations. The lines between work and play and home are blurring; the lines between wired and wireless are blurring; and the lines between competitors, partners, employees, and customers are blurring. At the same time, we’re depending increasingly on media that emulates the experience of “being there.” All of these things require a new approach to our technology infrastructure.