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Goodbye 2020

2020 I can’t say that 2020 was a bad year, but it had it’s share of unpleasant challenges. I was blessed to be an “Essential Worker,” so I wasn’t arbitrarily put out of work by governmental fiat. But, I did take a 25% hit in revenue. It...

Guiding Principles for Network Operation

by @troutman~Bandwidth needs will always grow(Internet traffic 29% CAGR over last 4 years)2015 FCC Definition of “broadband Internet” is 25Mbit down, 3Mbit up.In 2021 it should be 100Mbit symmetric minimum.Fiber optic cable to the premises is the only viable long term...

Arizona

Tree-Sized Cactus in Arizona “You can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” I grew up in Maine, which is distinctly Northeast. The only place I had ever seen cactus was on westerns. Imagine my surprise when I...