Packets Down Range #25:

Packets Down Range #25:

This week is a little light due to spending most waking hours trying to move my pole barn project along. Gearing up for a couple of editions next week.

Data Center News

•Datacenter energy costs and demand are expected to rise.

ISP News

•Petition to stop fiber deployment? One Utah town is facing this, possibly from the local cable company.

•Great Plains expands 400 Gig fiber backbone.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) seeks to void a Virginia bill streamlining railroad crossing requests for broadband providers, claiming it shifts permitting power from the railroad owners to ISPs.

•FCC is asking whether voice providers must deliver 911 calls over IP.

•North Carolina awarded $80 Million in funds to Broadband.

•Starlink shows off 200+ Meg speedtests.

Federated wireless to trim staff. Tarazi declined to provide specific numbers. But a source close to the company suggested Federated eliminated a few dozen positions, bringing its total headcount down from around 130 to less than 100.

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Tech Topics

Macintosh Malware in the wild.

•Throwback to Thick Ethernet and taps.

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Podcasts & Events
Mountain Connect 2023 is August 7-9, 2023

WISPAPALOOZA October 9-12, 2023

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