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Packets Down Range #8:Water in the data center, Comcast fees, Starlink speeds

Welcome to issue #8 of Packets Down Range. I am making haste in order to get on the road to Texas for some work. It will be nice to go from 31-degree weather in Indiana to 70s in Texas, even though some of it will be spent inside a data center at night. News has been a little light due to new items

Data Center News

AWS says it will be water positive by 2030. As part of the “water+” initiative, Amazon Web Services shared the Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) for its data centers, and said it will report annually on its WUE, new water reuse and recycling efforts, as well as new activities to reduce water consumption in its facilities.

Edge deployments starting to accelerate. SBA towers and others are pushing this trend.

Meta plans to go Liquid


Interconnection & Peering

Omni Fiber acquires Ohio Telecom Inc. Omni Fiber, a Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) provider committed to bringing high-speed Internet access to underserved markets in the Midwest has acquired Port Clinton based Ohio Telecom, Inc. to accelerate growth.

Comcast Business expands into H5 Albuquerque


ISP News
•$224 Million in high-speed broadband grants for Tribal lands in the United States

•Starlink speeds appear to be dropping.

785,000 TV cable subscribers lost in Q3 of 2022. Mainly attributied to “cord cutters”

More Comcast fees.


Podcasts & Videos
The Brothers WISP #169 is out

•WIlle Howe’s Latest Video


Other Industry News
25 Days of ARIN. Follow them on Twitter for fun facts and figures. #25DaysOfARIN

FCC’s new rules for Affordable Connectivity Progam

•As reported in a previous edition, Broadband “Nutrition label” is now required.


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Packets Down Range #7:Thanksgiving edition

Welcome to issue #7 of Packets Down Range. Turkey Day is almost upon us here in the States. As a result, I am pushing this out a day early. Keep those news reports coming. I will be having a Patreon Edition on Black Friday, mainly focusing on some hand-picked deals related to networking. I also have some items listed on Facebook WISP equipment with free shipping for Patreon supporters.

Data Center News

How do Data Centers work? When touring part of Flexential’s datacenter campus, called Hillsboro 3, one gets a sense of just how much power, equipment, money and personnel goes into operating Oregon’s growing tech sector.

Chicago data center market is booming. I hate paywalls, but you can preview the article.


Interconnection & Peering

•INEX reaches a new traffic peak thanks to FIFA World Cup

•Some cool photos on this page relating to fiber and infrastructure

Lumen to sell off assets in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.


ISP News
•T-Mobile talks FWA as an overlay

WISPS and 6GHZ

•Vistabeam to expand to Chappel, Nebraska.

•As mentioned in a previous edition, Broadband labels are now out.


Podcasts & Events
•The Network Berg has a video on Ansible for Network Engineers

Preseem Podcast Episode 3 is out. Anton Kapela and Dave Clelland join us as our first guests to talk about Tarana. They discuss with RF experts theoretical minimums, whether it’s a “Mimosa B11”, and the magic behind it.

The Brothers Wisp #174. Interview with David Zumwalt CEO of WISPA


Other Industry News
•Is fiber going to price itself out of the running? Supply Chain issues and rising labor costs could put a damper on fiber deployments

•News about the new FCC maps.
Article 1
Broadband Map Home

cnMaestro 3.2.0 is out Release notes are available here…


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Packets Down Range: October 21 ISP News & More

The weather is turning cold and the days getting shorter here in Indiana. I am still working on the e-mail subscription part of this newsletter. I hope to have that squared away by the next edition. It boils down to purchasing the software at this point. If you have news you would like to submit, please e-mail me here. Sponsors and Patreons are welcome as well.

Data Center News

AWS taps “sustainable concrete” for new builds

H5 acquires 505 Marquette

Cologix opens new Headquarters in Denver


Backbone News
Hurricane Electric expands to Tierpoint Little Rock


ISP News
Verizon partners with Walmart to sell prepaid Internet

Comcast Boosts Speeds
Beginning this week, new and existing customers will be able to take advantage of the following upgraded speeds*:

  • Performance Starter/Connect from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps
  • Performance/Connect More from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps
  • Performance Pro/Fast from 300 Mbps to 400 Mbps
  • Blast/Superfast from 600 Mbps to 800 Mbps
  • Extreme Pro/Gigabit (formerly Ultrafast) from 900 Mbps to 1 Gbps

Note the *. Limited availability. The markets are listed in the above article.

Judge says copyright lawsuit against RCN can proceed

More than a dozen movie production companies that own the copyrights to popular movies like “Rambo V: Last Blood” advanced a copyright infringement lawsuit against internet provider RCN Telecom Services LLC, which allegedly failed to terminate the accounts of internet users pirating the movies over BitTorrent networks.

If you are an ISP, don’t ignore those copyright notices. Have a special email address set up to receive these you have registered at the DMCA website.

$70 is the magic number
According to JD Power. Fixed and wireless broadband customers cited price as the number one reason they would switch service providers

Nokia says Fixed Wireless is a nice compliment to fiber


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Podcasts
The folks over at Preseem have a new Podcast.

The latest episode of The Brothers WISP


Other Industry News
Fcc to not grant approval for new ZTE and Huawei gear

Google to accept crypto payments for cloud services

Intel cutting jobs amid PC sales slump

Linux 6.0 Kernel is here

Gas Social Media app Takes off
Gas is a social media app that lets teens leave anonymous positive messages for others in their school. It has been ranked the #1 app for free social apps in terms of downloads.


Local State News

Indiana Broadband Association Names New Director
Indiana’s Next Level Connections Broadband’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced Rokshana Shireen as its new broadband director. Shireen joined OCRA as a Next Level Connections program manager in June 2021. Prior to joining OCRA, Shireen served the state for over ten years in various roles.


Tech Tips
Mikrotik has a video on logging

Is MPLS dead?


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Friday fun
Some cabling photos for your enjoyment

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The BrothersWisp Podcast

Finally had some time to contribute to another podcast I am a part of.

http://thebrotherswisp.com/index.php/the-brothers-wisp-115-wisp-after-death-unifi-video-eol-rpki-basics/

This week we talk about:
WISP Virtual Summit July 28th
Save Dave’s brain
RIP Ubiquiti Unifi Video – EOL 1/1/2021
zwift.com
Cloudflare DNS outage
David – Arduino, PHP programming, cycling and weight loss, new kid,
Wilson’s RPKI
Mike got some new hardware; a stent!
I’m done with my sales training – I’m a real boy