Google announced two things recently to achieve Internet superspeeds using the same broadband pipes
that are in use at present.
``Maybe we should be looking to create our own successful brands here in Wales, like Fireman Sam or SuperTed, so that we're not just laying down the broadband pipes
around Wales, but also creating something distinctly Welsh to deliver to people.''
are much better, reducing download times to a few minutes at best, but the mass market for broadband isn't here yet, with only 18 million households signed on for broadband access at the end of 2001, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, an industry tracking company.
Software-based solutions are quickly swamped by the volume of users and data that broadband pipes
can bring in.
The traffic management and QoS systems from Allot apply DPI technology to transform broadband pipes
into smart networks and create the control and visibility required to ensure optimum network function and manage triple play.
He elucidates how democratized tools of production, low-cost broadband pipes
and increasingly sophisticated search engines and recommendation tools are making everything from home movies to garage bands to cleverly remixed trailers available to the Internet-connected world.
Easynet, which currently has 27,000 customers - more than half in the UK - aims to become a leading supplier of high-speed Internet connections to small and medium-sized businesses using digital subscriber line technology, which transforms ordinary copper telephone lines into broadband pipes
Mr Paltridge said the 4.3 million broadband connections in South Korea were a result of fierce competition between providers of cable internet and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), a technology for turning ordinary telephone line into broadband pipes
Wouldn't his time be better spent cajoling and threatening consumers and politicians and talking darkly about ultimate control of those fabled "broadband pipes