distribution networks for digital cinema

A geographically inclusive transition of movie theaters to digital cinema will require geographically comprehensive high-bandwidth connectivity.  Movie theaters offer cheap, popular entertainment.  The physical distribution of film prints places little economic and technological constraint on movie theater location.  Hence movie theaters are geographically ubiquitous.  Digital cinema, however, may make movie theater location practically relevant to … Continue reading distribution networks for digital cinema

mountains of telecom data for crowd fun

Huge archives of files containing U.S. local-exchange telephone companies’ service volumes, rates, and revenue from 1992 to 2009 are now available for collaborative reformatting, organizing, and analyzing.  U.S. local-exchange telephone companies that the Federal Communications Commission regulates via price caps publicly file annual tariff review data.  These data include service volume (demand) and rates for … Continue reading mountains of telecom data for crowd fun

economic outlines of FCC price-cap regulation

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has since 1991 used price caps to regulate jurisdictionally interstate rates of large, incumbent telephone local-exchange companies (ILECs). Since 1994, the amount of revenue subject to this price-cap regulation has fallen an estimated 19%. Reductions in per-minute rates associated with originating and terminating interstate traffic have decreased price-cap revenue.  … Continue reading economic outlines of FCC price-cap regulation

video distribution revenue

Video traffic accounts for a large and increasing share of global Internet-Protocol network traffic.  Akamai, CDNetworks, Limelight, and other content delivery networks  received an estimated $400 million in revenue worldwide  in 2008 for distributing video.  That revenue total is expected to grow 20% to 30% a year through 2013.[1] Telephone companies have long provided video … Continue reading video distribution revenue

price-cap revenue for a U.S. local telephone company

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has used price caps to regulate large U.S. local telephone companies’ rates for jurisdictionally interstate services.  Data filed publicly at the FCC provides yearly revenue totals for service categories defined under price caps.  Such data for the historic Bell Atlantic service area for filing years from 1990 to 2009 … Continue reading price-cap revenue for a U.S. local telephone company