April 02 , 2008 
IPso Facto...

A separate peace
One of the indicators that the brouhaha over Comcast "blocking" traffic from BitTorrent was not a major issue was that BitTorrent barely complained.

The whole thing was a digression, apt to go away as soon as Comcast bought itself some more bandwidth on its networks.

Continue reading this story . . .

Brian Santo, IP Capsule Editor & CED Magazine Editor

Verizon beefs up VOD offering
By Mike Robuck

Verizon has added more programs to its VOD tier with content from CBS, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel and Ovation TV. Continue


Comcast's business-class voice service dials up New England
By Mike Robuck

Comcast's business-class voice service is now available to small- and medium-size businesses in New England. Continue

Study: Reliability, safety top reasons for landline phone retention
By Traci Patterson

Eighty-three percent of respondents with landline phones intend to continue using their landline phones indefinitely, according to a new Verizon study conducted by KRC Research. Continue

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Comcast, TWC might fund WiMAX network
By Brian Santo

Stymied in their attempts to establish viable cellular products thus far, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and the increasingly ambitious Bright House Networks are exploring involvement with the WiMAX networks being built by Clearwire and Sprint. Continue

Charter's Internet auction draws a half-million hits
By Mike Robuck

Charter recently said that its "high-speed for life" Internet auction had surpassed a half-million visitors. Continue

FCC's Martin asks Comcast for stop date regarding P2P issue
By Traci Patterson

In response to the news that Comcast and BitTorrent will work together to resolve issues regarding P2P file sharing, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is asking Comcast to provide its broadband subscribers, as well as the Commission, with a commitment date for when it will stop arbitrarily blocking its Internet customers from using certain applications. Continue

Mushroom broadband bonding adds cellular to mix>
By Brian Santo

Mushroom Networks now has cellular wireless broadband access support for its Truffle Broadband Bonding Network Appliance (BBNA). Continue

Ipitek adds monitoring tools to 10GE Ethernet platform
By Mike Robuck

Integrated Photonics Technology (Ipitek) has announced that its 10 Gigabit MSP-10GE Ethernet platform now features tools that enable proactive monitoring and maintenance of broadband networks. Continue


• U.S. IPTV operators slow to install, reported by Telephony.

• Los Angeles imposes tax on VoIP phone service, reported by Info Tech & Telecom News.

• McClure: Educate, not regulate, to close broadband gap, from The Des Moines Register.


Company: Verimatrix
Headquarters: San Diego
CEO: Tom Munro

Claim To Fame: Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks. The company's Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) was designed for two-way and hybrid networks to protect content and enhance revenue streams, while combating digital piracy wherever it occurs within the distribution chain.

Recent News Of Note: Verimatrix announced the availability of its ViewRight PC Player - an IP client application that delivers video content to broadband-connected PCs - at the IPTV World Forum in London.