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Welcome to my blog. The fine folks at the BeyeNETWORK™ have provided me with this forum to offer opinion and insight into the worlds of telcommunications (telecom) and business activity monitoring (BAM). But as with any blog, I am sure that we (yes we... since blogging is a "team sport"...) will explore other tangents that intersect the concepts of telecom and BAM.

In this world of "Crossfire" intellectual engagement (i.e. I yell louder therefore I win the argument), I will try to offer my opinion in a constructive manner. If I truly dislike a concept, I will do my best to offer an alternative as opposed to simply attempting to prove my point by disproving someone else's. I ask that people who post to this blog follow in my lead.

Let the games begin....

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John Myers, a senior analyst in the business intelligence (BI) practice at  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In this role, John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and data warehouse industry with a focus on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. Prior to joining EMA, John spent over ten years working with business analytics implementations associated with the telecommunications industry.

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Doug Allen writes about the broadening gap between those with broadband and those without. The gap appears to be more based on location than on other aspects (ie rural vs urban/suburban).

The question is how to solve this situation...

I agree that there is probably a government based solution. However, I don't believe that the government should not be setting technology or bandwidth regulation to achieve this solution similar to the USF. And, I believe that the FCC and the local PUCs should use the spread of rural broadband access as the cost of providing certain aspects of higher speeds and potentially ( ...warning! net neutrality warning!... ) quality of service pipes to other consumers.

It is obvious that the current business plan for broadband doesn't make rural based broadband an attractive option. However, for the greater good, government agencies should make a trade off to ensure that this broadband gap doesn't widen AND handicap the growth of other broadband access.

What do you think? Government regulation on bandwidth to rural homes? Or government encouragement to get all Americans broadband covered? Send me an email ( or post your comments.

NOTE - Wow... that sounded a lot like a "stump speech".... I need to stop watching CNN....

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