Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Colors Finally Hit Colorado's Rocky Mountains

Colorado's Gold Rush is Back Again!

My favorite time has arrived and with it comes a rush of colors that will blow anybody away. I've been lucky enough to have spent the last 4 weekends in the mountains traveling and fishing. Whether down in the Roaring Fork Valley, South Park, Steamboat or the Gunnison River Valley region, I've been absolutely spoiled!

Colors like no other on Hoosier Pass cruising along Hwy 9 in September on this fine day

Mosquito Pass had no bugs out on this sunny day, the only thing we found was a nice picnic

Fishing some of my favorite water with Boca Dawg, lot's of browns running up from the lake

Gorgeous day for a nice hike and enjoy a 70' Colorado blue bird day

Where I spend every Fall season chasing browns, bring on the BWO hatch

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Checkout 4G World 2011 Chicago Show...Includes Roles in WIMAX, WiFi, HSPA & LTE Technologies!

Welcome To 4G WORLD 2011

What does 4G World cover?
4G World examines the business & technical challenges of 4G network evolutions, including the roles of mobile WiMAX, WiFi, HSPA and LTE technologies, and the rollout of new mobile internet services and applications.

Are there any cocktail receptions?
Yes. If your company is interested in sponsoring a cocktail reception at 4G World, please contact John Sellazzo at

How much is registration, and is there an advantage to early registration?
There are early bird specials offering significant savings for 4G World. Registration pricing and packages can be found here.

How can I attend 4G World for free?
You can register for a free Expo Pass online before September 30, 2011. Register for your free Expo Pass here.

The entire global 4G and mobile Internet market ecosystem gathers annually at 4G World to network, learn, conduct business and chart its future direction. In 2011, we expect close to 12,000 attendees, comprised of:

•Operators, carriers and service providers
•Device manufacturers
•Application software providers
•Application and Web developers
•Mobile content and broadcast providers
•Mobile media and content providers
•Radio equipment manufacturers
•Global 2000-level corporate enterprises
•Systems integrators
•Telecommunications and media VARs
•WiMAX, Wi-Fi, MVNO, LTE, HSPA and alternative service providers
•Mobile and wireless technology engineers
•Mobile marketing executives and agencies
•Local, state and federal government officials
•Utility companies
•Venture capital and investment firms
•Industry analysts, media and press

Press Lounge
For Press Only. Sit back and relax. The 4G World Press Lounge includes the following amenities.

•Coat and bag check;
•Complimentary intimate, private meeting space;
•Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshments;
•A spacious, comfortable lounge;
•Business equipment and Internet access and;
•Direct access to sponsors Marketing and Public Relations experts.
•Pre-Conference: Monday, October 24, 2011 – 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
•Day One: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 8:00 AM—6:30 PM
•Day Two: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 8:00 AM—6:30 PM
•Day Three: Thursday, October 27, 2011 – 8:30 AM—3:00 PM
Press Briefing Rooms
Press Briefing rooms are available starting: Monday, October 24 – 9am – 4pm – Tuesday, October 25 – 8am – 6pm – Wednesday, October 26 – 8am – 6pm, and Thursday, October 27 9am – 2pm. For more details please click here or email Kate Walsh.

Link to all the Top 2011 Conferences

Monday, September 26, 2011

Great Telecom Webinars To Attend! Whether Ethernet Services, Cloud, Co Locating, WAN-LAN or Peering Networks...Check em Out!

Six Great Webinars Next Week!
TMC Net Link

Beyond The Board Room: Video Communication for Financial Industry
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 TIME: 11:00 AM ET/ 8:00 AM PT
Sponsored by: RADVISION

Real-time Ethernet SLA Assurance Services - The New Competitive Edge!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 TIME: 12:00 PM ET/ 9:00 AM PT
Sponsored by: Cyan

How Cloud, SaaS and other Providers Can Profit From Subscription Billing
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 TIME: 12:00pm ET/ 9:00am PT
Sponsored by:Transverse

Solving IT's Dilemma - Delivering Enterprise Mobile Applications Anywhere to Any Device
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 TIME: 2:00pm PT / 11:00am ET
Sponsored by: Aerohive Networks

Emerging Standards in Ethernet Service Activation Testing. Don't Get Left Behind
Thursday, September 29, 2011 TIME: 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
Sponsored by: Sunrise Telecom

Protecting the User Experience:
Coping With the Challenges of Delivering Real-Time Unified Communications Services
Thursday September 29, 2011 TIME: 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
Sponsored by: NetScout Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Where To Look & Who Can Help?

While this Industry is ever changing and growing rapidly in Colorado, so is the need to fill positions through various outlets in the Solar, Wind and Energy fields. Where to look you might ask? First you have to decide on the field you're looking into, the position you might fight into and most importantly, who can help.

Take a look at some of the name we came up with to help and see if they can't point you in the right direction:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Denver Dish Network is To Unveil Streaming Service, Get Top Streaming News

Dish Network to unveil streaming service
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2:58pm MDT
Greg AveryReporter - Denver Business JournalEmail

Satellite TV company Dish Network .. on Friday will announce a new service likely to include movie streaming offered through its Blockbuster brand.

The Douglas County-based company, co-founded and controlled by Charlie Ergen, has scheduled a media conference call for Friday morning.

CEO Joe Clayton and Blockbuster President Michael Kelly are scheduled to unveil the service from San Francisco in a press conference dubbed “A Stream Come True” (held via Ustream web streaming service, appropriately enough).

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH), which rarely underplays a promotional opportunity, promises the service will be “the most comprehensive entertainment package ever!”

In addition to having the webstreaming technology that Blockbuster used, Dish Network has been rumored to be bidding for the online video service Hulu. Whatever the outlines of the new Dishbuster service, it’s likely to salt Netflix ..’s recent wounds.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Google Unifies Android in an Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Unifies Android in an Ice Cream Sandwich
by Matt Klassen Article Link

In October, as the kids—and those who wish they were kids—are gearing up to go trick-or-treating, the tech world is preparing a series of treats for us as well, that is unless some sort of devious trick is involved. Not only is October the likely release date for Apple’s newest iteration of the iPhone, in sticking with the sweet candy themes that already imbue the month Google has announced that it will be releasing the latest version of its Android operating system, deliciously codenamed “Ice Cream Sandwich.”

While I don’t think even Google brass know why the company keeps returning to dessert themesfor the various iterations of Android, this one seems particularly apt. As an ice cream sandwich is a sumptuous marriage of ice cream and cookies, so Android 4.0 (although its official iteration number remains in question) is a welcome blend of the previous two versions of Google’s mobile operating system, bringing together the smartphone strengths of Gingerbread with the tablet power of Honeycomb in one unified OS.

Although there’s no word on when the first devices running Android 4.0 will be released, here’s what we know about Ice Cream Sandwich so far.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Free Texting, A Major Problem For Telecom Companies

Remember the days of expensive and limiting data plans? When calling out of state cost big bucks? And forget about international calls, who had that kind of money? Oh, how things have changed…

Popular programs like Skype allows for free face-to-face calls all over the world, while cell phones have conquered national long-distance fees. The new frontier: Text messaging fees.

For now, text data plans mean customers can text their thumbs to the bone for one fixed monthly cost, while for others a $10 for 1,000 texts per month plan will do just fine. Alas, even that cost is destined to disappear. Free is the operative word, and companies are lining up to provide you with their free and unlimited texting services. The days of texting plans are numbered.

Link To Article

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fiber-optic cable project will bring high-speed Internet to rural areas

Fiber-optic cable project will bring high-speed Internet to rural areas

Aug 27, 2011 (Lewiston Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -
Article Link

- Contractors recently began laying 170 miles of fiber-optic cable across Whitman County, as part of a $14 million network that will bring high-speed Internet access to rural communities throughout the region.

The project is spearheaded by the Port of Whitman, which serves as the lead economic development agency for Whitman County. The fiber-optic network will run from the Port of Wilma to Spokane, passing through Colton, Uniontown and Pullman, then north along Highway 27 through Palouse, Garfield, Oakesdale and Rosalia. A secondary spur will extend from Pullman through Albion to Colfax.

Debbie Snell, the port's properties and development manager, said many of these locations already have Internet access. However, the number of providers and available bandwidth may be limited.

"This will be an open-access network that should increase competition and probably push prices down," she said. "What I've told communities is that, in the future, they'll have this tool to help them recruit potential businesses." Once the network is completed this winter, the port will begin leasing broadband capacity to various public and private telecommunications providers. The end-users will range from schools and libraries to medical clinics, businesses and homes.

Most of the funding for the project comes from a $12 million federal stimulus grant. The port is contributing $1.8 million.

This is just one segment of a $185 million statewide expansion of the Northwest Open Access Network, or Noanet, a nonprofit telecommunications wholesaler formed by 12 public utility districts in 2000.

Noanet currently operates 1,800 miles of fiber-optic lines around the state, serving about 260,000 customers. The expansion will add about 800 miles over the next three years as regional segments like the Port of Wilma-Spokane route come online.

Local entities are contributing $45 million towards the expansion; that's being matched with $140 million in stimulus funding. The overall effort is being likened to the rural electrification work that took place in the 1930s and '40s; the basic goal is to ensure that rural communities have access to the high-speed telecommunications services needed to participate in the modern economy

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bid for ATT Purchase of TMobile Get's Blocked!

Merger Gets Blocked

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration has explained its effort to block AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile USA by saying it will fight mergers that would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

Yet few think the lawsuit the administration filed Wednesday signals a more aggressive stance toward acquisitions in other industries. Rather, experts say, the administration's challenge of AT&T's purchase comes down to this: Telecom is dominated by just a few big companies. Reducing the number of major players could all but kill competition and drive prices up.

By contrast, few other major industries are controlled by just a handful of giants. And none relies on access to a limited number of public airwaves.

With previous big mergers, the administration has taken a middle-ground approach to antitrust: It's green-lighted deals such as cable company Comcast's acquisition of media giant NBC Universal and Ticketmaster's merger with concert promoter Live Nation. But it also imposed conditions in those deals that are intended to preserve competition.

"They're looking even at very big mergers on their merits, and if the merging parties can't satisfy their concerns, the Justice Department will say, `We can't let this go through,"' said Melissa Maxman, an antitrust attorney with the law firm Cozen O'Connor