telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Middlesex County Takes over Driving the Internet Bus

I like to keep up with what's going on in Middlesex County, since it's my *home turf*, and it warms the cockles of my heart to see the county submit an RFP (request for proposals) to interested parties for providing high speed broadband to the area's residents.

The county has issued a request for proposals to provide high-speedaccess that would be available to all households and businesses by2010.

Right now, broadband service is limited ornon-existent outside of towns or villages in the county, said SouthwestMiddlesex Mayor Doug Reycraft.

It's been hit and miss for the past few years in Appin for high speed. You are luck if you are in eyesight of the local silo that's got a wireless antenna. The downside is that of the 100 odd houses, lots of folks are in eyeshot, so the silo has become over subscribed. Now, that's not something you'd hear every day... "the silo is oversubscribed".