BUY NOW: Best of David Boles, Blogs: Vol. 6 (2015)

If it’s December, it’s time to ask for your help again in supporting this blog by purchasing our newest conflation — Best of David Boles, Blogs: Volume 6 (2015) — to help cover our yearly bandwidth and server costs! You may read some of the best writing over the past year in this book from David Boles, Janna Sweenie and a newly unearthed gem from the forever magnificent Howard Stein!

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Buy It Now: Best of David Boles Blogs, Volume 5 (2014)

What has now become a beloved annual, and highly anticipated, event, we are delighted to announce that this year’s edition of the — Best of David Boles Blogs, Volume 5 (2014) — is now available for purchase! This marks our fourth David Boles Books Writing & Publishing book published in 2014! Please read on to learn how you can help us continue to publish this blog into 2015 and beyond!

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You May Now Buy the Best of Boles Blogs, Volume 4 (2013)

It’s that time of year again for 2013 reflection and to get set for racing into 2014 and the New Year, and that means we are pleased to announce the — Best of Boles Blogs, Volume 4 (2013)now for sale on Amazon!

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Over the years, many of you have asked for a way to promote the ongoing publication of Boles Blogs and to also have a way to read some of our best writing when you’re offline.  The solution has been a “Best of” series of books published by Boles Books Writing & Publishing that we sell on Amazon for your reading pleasure.

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How Comcast Now Meters My Broadband Usage

On September 5, 2008, I wrote an article called — “Comcast Kills the Internets” — and that piece detailed the nefarious scheme for how Comcast planned to
begin to meter our internet bandwidth consumption in the home.  The
horrible day of my meeting my metering has finally arrived with this
“pleased to announce” record of doom recently found in my Comcast.Net
email Inbox:

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Double Billing for Bandwidth

If the traditional phone companies have their say you will be soon be paying twice for optimized broadband content.
You first pay for a high speed connection and then you’ll be forced to pay additional tiered fees the phone companies hope to charge your content providers like Movielink and Google and Vonage and Game Servers to deliver uninterrupted multimedia broadcast content to you. 

Uninterrupted” or “streaming” content is the key here. Unlike email and instant messages, high quality content demands a data stream be strong and open and continued 00 it doesn’t work well in spurts. Here’s how The Wall Street Journal reported the issue last week:

The phone companies envision a system whereby Internet companies would agree to pay a fee for their content to receive priority treatment as it moves across increasingly crowded networks. Those that don’t pay the fee would find their transactions with Internet users — for games, movies and software downloads, for example — moving across networks at the normal but comparatively slower pace. Consumers could benefit through faster access to content from companies that agree to pay the fees.

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