Packets Down Range #12: Arista, Nanog, Frontier

2023 is here and in full swing. One of the biggest things to remember years ago was to remember to write the new year when you dated checks. How times have changed. Those few checks that are written are automated these days. I know there are checkwriters out there, but that practice is slowly dwindling.

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Data Center & Cloud News

Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2022 according to

Interconnection News
Everstream has an updated map of its network.

Nanog 87 is coming to Atlanta.

Visit for peering and Internconnection.

ISP News
England has Mandated all new homes must have gigabit Internet Available. Do you think this is overreach or on target?

AT&T goes into cost-cutting mode. Pascal Desroches, CFO at AT&T, laid out the company’s financial strategy very clearly at yesterday’s Citi 2023 Communications, Media & Entertainment Conference. He said the playbook “is very boring but very important: drive earnings growth, pay an attractive dividend and strengthen our balance sheet.”

Frontier sets record in Q4 2022. Frontier (NASDAQ: FYBR) reported that it added 75,000 fiber broadband customers in the fourth quarter of 2022, a new record for the company.

Wisper Internet Celebrates 20 years.

•The FCC extends comments on the new broadband labels. After adopting rules for broadband labels late last year, the FCC is now extending the comment window on its further notice of proposed rulemaking for the labels until March 16, 2023.

Podcasts & Blogs

Preseem S1 Episode 4 is now out.

Network Break 412 from PacketPushers

Other Industry News

•We have mentioned WIFI7 in the past. EnGenius is talking more about its strategy.

Arista has posted some validated configurations for their products. More manufacturers should do this in a similar manner.

411 is being sunsetted for many. This is not surprising. Texting and data have surpassed phone calls for gaining information.

Google Stadia is set to shut down on January 18th.

FastnetMon has an article on BGP communities

A cool video on installing ducts and vaults.

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Packets Down Range #4: Security, Streaming & rate hikes,ARM processor news

Welcome to issue #4 of Packets Down Range. My name is Justin, and I’ll be your host. Highlights of this issue include acquisitions, arm processor news, Nanog elections, and more. . Since the last issue, I have registered If you have news or want to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact me.

Data Center News

Data Center Switch spending to actually increase. this jives with Companies, such as Arista, who are posting better-than-expected earnings.

•Would you run your data center at ninety degrees? Some data centers are exploring options to save water.

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Interconnection & Peering
Wired has an article on underwater cables. In this article is a link to Subsea Cables FAQ. One of the most interesting is there are around 100 cable faults a year with undersea cables.

ISP News
Charter raises prices by $5

•Vistabeam acquires Front Range Internet.

Fastwyre expands its service. The combined company provides internet, phone, and video to customers in Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas

•No surprise here! Federal aid was abused by large telecoms and small ones as well.

•In the last edition, I talked about layoffs Verizon announced layoffs this past week.

Willie Howe schools us on Layer 3 vs Layer 3 Lite vs Layer 2+ Switches

Other Industry News
•Yet again, Europe imposes its will on the Internet. European laws are why we have all these annoying “Accept cookies” popups. They are the reason the iPhone is going to USB-c. Now they want to make the Internet more open.

Netflix acquires 6th Gaming studio

Nanog election results

Speeding up Fiber rollouts

•Starting February 1, 2023, ARIN will enforce 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) on all Arin Online accounts.

•Arm could change licensing to phase out CPU licensing. Could this affect Mikrotik?
Qualcomm claimed in its filing last week that Arm has already told at least one device maker that uses Qualcomm’s processors that it will need to obtain a “new direct license from Arm” in the future to use Arm-powered silicon. This new license will apparently require product manufacturers to pay royalties directly to Arm for every Arm-based device sold. If these makers do not accept the license, “they will be unable to obtain Arm-compliant chips from 2025 forward,” Qualcomm alleged.

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Industry Events

Let’s Talk broadband event on November 9th, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Several vendors, folks from WISPA, and others are slated to attend.

Tech Items
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2022 breaks records.

•OpenSSL patch released.

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Want to attend a NANOG meeting?

If you are a network operator you may have heard of NANOG (north American Network Operators Group). If you have ever wanted to attend a NAOG meeting here is you chance.

  • NANOG 78, Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 12, 2020 in San Francisco, CA
  • NANOG 79, Jun 1, 2020 – Jun 3, 2020 in Boston, MA
  • NANOG 80, Oct 19, 2020 – Oct 21, 2020 in Seattle, WA
  • NANOG 81, Feb 8, 2021 – Feb 10, 2021 in Atlanta, GA
  • NANOG 82, Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN
  • NANOG 83, Oct 4, 2021 – Oct 6, 2021 in Toronto, ON
  • NANOG 84, Feb 14, 2022 – Feb 16, 2022 in Austin, TX
  • NANOG 85, Jun 6, 2022 – Jun 8, 2022 in Montréal, Québec
  • NANOG 86, Oct 17, 2022 – Oct 19, 2022 in Hollywood, CA

Podcast: Google Stadia, Inside Towers instagram

Internet service provider news for Monday, June 10th, 2019.

Google Stadia is coming and it uses bandwidth
Google Stadia is coming.  For those of you who don’t know Stadia a cloud streaming gaming service by Google.

Broadband Universal Service becomes a thing in the UK
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Inside towers on Instagram
Looking for some cool tower photos to pass the time instead of cat videos? Check out Inside Towers on Instagram <link in the blog post>




Nanog76 going on this week.