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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/) . For more about me please see http://goo.gl/pOpwBView my complete profile

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why America should be very worried about what is happening in Canada with caps and usage based billing

[A decade Canada was second only to South Korea in terms of broadband deployment and adoption. But unfortunately due to a number of factors including unrestrained market concentration, lack of foreign competition and regulatory capture Canada has fallen to the middle of the pack in terms of broadband deployment. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Broadband and Economic Development - a hard look at job creation from all angles

[A very timely and important issue – BSA]
http://www.bbpmag.com/2011s/11economic-dev.php

Dear Colleagues,
Of the many great challenges that the United States faces today, none is more important or urgent than spurring robust economic development in our communities across America.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three leadership opportunities for R&E networks to Live in the Future

[Dr Larry Smarr, Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies,  recently gave an excellent talk at Microsoft on “Three leadership opportunities for Washington State to Live in the Future”. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The answer to Network Neutrality, data caps and Usage Based Billing lies with Google, Amazon, Netflix, Apple

[There has been a lot of noise in the blogosphere recently about usage based billing (UBB) and price caps coming to the US. Something I warned would happen based on the Canadian experience. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How R&E networks and universities can earn revenue from their WiFi networks

[As I blogged several times before I believe there is a  significant revenue opportunity for R&E networks and universities by integrating their campus Wifi networks with commercial 3G/4G networks.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Relocating data centers to colder climates can reduce energy costs by up to 75%

[At the recent On*vector workshop in San Diego, Dallas Thorton of the San Diego Computer Center (SDSC) gave an excellent presentation on CANARIE funded UCSD-McGill project looking at the energy savings by relocating a facility like the SDSC to Canada.