Exclusive Event: The New Broadband Buildout

1Executive Summary

The investors, technologists and entrepreneurs responsible for the first broadband buildout are busy at work on a second-wave buildout that will boost capacity substantially. To better understand the opportunities and implications of this innovation, we’re bringing together a group of more than 50 thought leaders in a town hall forum at our San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. (PST).

Archive Video: Part I
Discussion Leaders:

  • David Morken – CEO at Bandwidth.com
  • Artur Bergman – Vice President Engineering & Operations at Wikia
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Archive Video: Part II

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About This Event
The conversation, led by GigaOM Senior Writer Stacey Higginbotham, will focus on what impact the broadband buildout will have on today’s technology markets, from web-based consumer services to cloud computing services for the enterprise.

The event itself is invite-only, but we’ll have the live video stream and archive footage available only at GigaOM Pro. If you have questions that you’d like us to address, or topics you hope we’ll cover, share them in the discussion area below. To follow along live on Wednesday, join us here at 9:30 a.m. (PST) for embedded video and a liveblog. NOTE: Once the event begins, we won’t be able to accept all questions that come in through this comment thread.

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  1. Great event. Question for Stacey:

    In your introduction, you mentioned some interesting stats, but I couldn’t hear them clearly.

    I thought you said
    – 41% of network traffic is HTML (of which 20% is P2P video, and 8% video streaming). Is that correct

    If so, what is consuming the other 59%

    If not, what is correct %


    1. Stacey Higginbotham sach Monday, March 1, 2010

      Sach, the data is from Telegeography. In 2009, Email was 5 percent of traffic, VoIP was 4 percent, gaming was 3 percent, IM was 2 percent, IP VPN was 8 percent and the rest was other.

  2. Is there a written transcript available ?

    1. We aren’t offering that for this event video, but it is something we may offer for future events. Thanks for the request.

  3. And put lav mics on Stacey and Om …

  4. Next one of these events, please mic the audience better – if possible. Maybe just a PXM to pick up the people who don’t happen to pick up a mic in time…

  5. Thanks for setting this up – it sounds like it will be a great discussion. I started watching the live event but the quality was unbearable. It would skip every couple seconds. Hopefully the archived version works better. If it’s too costly to show a better quality video session, maybe you could have an audio-only option that would be less bandwidth-intensive?

    1. I’m not sure if you did anything, but I tried again and there have been no skips over the last couple minutes!

  6. I’m in Thailand. The stream is unwatchable. I feel disappointed.

    1. Hi Jaxdun, What’s the problem that you’re experiencing? If it’s something we can fix on our end, we’d be happy to help — but I’m not sure that’s the case. Please let me know how/if I can help: specialprojects@gigaom.com I’ll also be providing some event writeups throughout the morning, and there will be some in-depth followup articles as well.

  7. Hearing audio, but not seeing video.
    My question: The FCC is targeting 100m hhds w/100Mbit connectivity by 2020.

    a) this is realistic (which it actually seems to be), what will be
    b) That very very good quality video will, by 2020, could be compressed to 8Mbps…

    What will be the big driver of consumption of the 100Mbps?

  8. askbusinesscoach Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Will you be asking questions regarding Google’s broadband plans?

  9. Celeste LeCompte Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Hi all,

    Here’s the link of RSVP’d attendees to tomorrow’s event — we hope you’ll join us online! http://bit.ly/a0nIF1

  10. How long will the event be?

    1. Celeste LeCompte ryanp Monday, February 22, 2010

      Past events have ended around 11:30/12:00 PST. We allow some post-event time for networking among attendees, additionally, but that will not be included in the livestream.

  11. Who is participating in the event? Thanks.

    1. Hi Mari,

      I’m revising my previous comment — apologies: David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth.com, is a confirmed presenter. We have also invited senior participants from Tier 1 carriers and are awaiting final confirmation from others who will kickstart the discussion. Our attendee list will be public later today, and I will share the link here.

      1. Hi Celeste-

        . I wanted to suggest you look at small co in KY, Nomad Communications, that has developed a solution for television live shots over 4G to replace the microwave satellite trucks now being used. They are about to go live, and are working with Clearwire for their initial deployment. Here is a link: http://www.liveedge.com.

        This might be an interesting company to include in your webcast, since it will change the broadcast news business.

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