Eric Stewart: Running Off At The Mouth

Internet Service Providers

Optical Networking: Basics, DWDM, ROADM

by on Oct.26, 2015, under Internet Service Providers, Networking, Technology

$JOB is getting into some new and interesting stuff; stuff that, if you’re not an Internet Service Provider, could be a bit of a black box to you; you might be used to your ISP saying “Here’s a cable, your equipment is on the other end”. Here’s what we’ve been working on and what I’ve been able to make of it so far.




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IPv6: The What and Why Not Right Now

by on Jun.19, 2011, under Internet Service Providers, Networking, Technology

THIS IS A LONG ONE. I’ve been reading up on IPv6, but haven’t had much of a chance to actually play with it. For the average user, once implemented, it’s supposed to be a seamless switch. I doubt that’s going to be the case. For the geek (particularly the network guru), it’s going to be a major change. Here’s what it is, and what I think about it …







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Verizon FiOS update

by on Oct.29, 2008, under Home Stuff, Internet Service Providers, Life, TV

An update to my opinions and experiences with Verizon’s FIOS service.







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Bright House Networks vs. Verizon FIOS – HD and Internet in Tampa Bay

by on Aug.16, 2008, under Home Stuff, Internet Service Providers, Life, TV

I had Bright House (BH) Networks in my old apartment in Temple Terrace, with an HD-DVR (see earlier blog posts about some of the things I encountered with it).

This blog posting serves as an example of how I can often repeat myself.







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Switching from Bright House to Verizon

by on Aug.12, 2008, under Home Stuff, Internet Service Providers, Life, TV

I hate sales calls. I’ve gotten a few from Sprint that have tested my patience. But only now has a sales call from a service I’m using caused me to drop that service.







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AOL – Who do they think they are?

by on Mar.15, 2007, under Internet Service Providers, Technology, The Internet

So, if you run your own web site, or if you are site admin, or are someone worried about statistics, or more specifically, what search engines are doing to your site, here’s a little tidbit of info for you. If you’ve been doing it for a while, you’re aware of “robots.txt” – a file you […]




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