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Small Cells Fill the Gap in Mobile Network Infrastructure

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet ContributorThere will be 70 billion connected devices globally by 2020, according to a recent Alcatel-Lucent posting. That’s a lot of demand on operator networks. “We know that there’s a new market and new problem...Show More Summary

How a Bias for Action Led to an Innovative Alternative to External Filtered Vents

Maria Korsnick The following is a guest post by Maria Korsnick, NEI’s Chief Operating Officer.During the five years that I was chief nuclear officer at Constellation Energy, my first priority was to ensure that our plants operated safely and reliably in order to protect public health and safety. Show More Summary

On the Papal Encyclical & Nuclear Energy

J.T. Rodriguez The following is a guest post by J.T. Rodriguez, a communications intern at NEI.In his recent encyclical about care for "our common home," the earth, Pope Francis had a lot to say. I was curious to see what he had to say. Show More Summary

Portuguese FTTH Webinar Replay

Video Webinar 26 May 2015 Why Consumers Love FTTH in Portugal – The FTTH Consumer Experience Study from paftthcouncileu on Vimeo.

DARPA’s Robotic Answer to Fukushima

Of course, our favorite fictional robot is the ED-209 from the original RoboCop (1987). It’s a slightly glitchy death machine that cannot be turned off reliably and has considerable difficulty managing stairs. It’s also one of the last great uses of stop motion animation before the arrival of CGI, but that’s another discussion. Show More Summary

Update: Net Neutrality Appeal Headed Back to D.C., For Sure

We recently reported that the destination of the appeal of the FCC’s “Open Internet” decision might be up in the air because parties had sought review in three different U.S. Courts of Appeals. That would normally mean that a random drawing would have to be held to determine which Circuit would get the nod. Show More Summary

NEA: A Discussion on Climate Change

The Nuclear Energy Assembly wrapped up this morning with a panel on nuclear energy and its worth as a low carbon dioxide emitting energy source. Low in this case means zero. That’s been true from the opening of Shippingport in the 50s and remains true. Show More Summary

Mad Men face a challenge selling Australian coalseam gas

Back in 1979, Australians were wowed by a television advertising campaign in which natural gas was depicted as “The Living Flame.” Produced for eastern Australia-based gas utility AGL, the advertisement showed ballerinas dancing around a giant cooking hob, depicting natural gas in human form. The Living Flame was positive, beautiful and memorable. It was a […]

The Corrections to Joe Romm’s Corrections–Part I

In his article, "The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen’s Deeply Irresponsible Climate Change Article" Joe Romm, climate hawk, uses a nonsensical graphic borrowed from U.S.News & World Report in an attempt to stifle criticism of renewable energy, writes RUss Finley in his review of the issues.

Video Shows How Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Actually Works

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor Rarely does a video about network functions virtualization (NFV) captivate your attention like the one that Alcatel-Lucent recently uploaded about service innovation and lean operations in the context of NFV. Show More Summary

Four Ways Cable Operators Can Boost the Customer Experience

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor The customer experience has always mattered, but its importance has grown in recent years. This has been driven by increased global competition, including the almost instant availability of alternations, and the rising expectations by fickle and informed consumer. Show More Summary

Resilience Inside and Outside the Nuclear Plant

Yesterday, a group of folks got together to talk about sustainability and resilience, especially in energy infrastructure and especially as a means of developing urban centers responsibly. It may seem that nuclear energy has only a tangential role here: it provides emission-free electricity to cities that want to be as emission-free as possible. Show More Summary

Professor Gerry Thomas explains radiation health risks

A friend whose Twitter handle is @ActinideAge just posted a link to Gerry Thomas Highlights Misconceptions over Health Impacts of Nuclear Accidents. (Embedded below.) Even though it was published in November 2014 on the UN University...Show More Summary

Oliver to Take over FCC Chairmanship

In the latest twist on network neutrality, Title II, and the FCC, unconfirmed rumors say that we could be about to get a new FCC Chairman. John Oliver, the host of the popular weekly HBO news show who famously shifted the network neutrality debate and generated vast numbers of comment filings in support of network neutrality […]

Metro Networks Must be Optimized in Multiple Dimensions

By: Dave Brown, Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent From original TechZine Article Metro network transport platforms must be compact, scalable, and agile to conquer the specific challenges of this key portion of the transport network.Show More Summary

FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard

Apparently horrified by a three-second video clip inadvertently aired during newscast, FCC slams licensee with $325K fine It’s been a while since we checked in on the FCC’s indecency policy. When last we did, the constitutionality of that policy remained unresolved (and, in the minds of at least two Supreme Court justices, seriously in doubt). Show More Summary

The Truth about Infrastructure

Randal O'Toole Everyone from the American Society of Civil Engineers to the AFL-CIO tells us that we face an infrastructure crisis and we must raise federal gas taxes to save our highways, bridges and other infrastructure. However, as...Show More Summary

European Grid Operators 1, Solar Eclipse 0

Months of preparation paid off today for Europe's transmission system operators as their grids rode out a solar eclipse causing multi-gigawatt solar power swings

Ethics of international radiation protection system

The U. S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) held its annual meeting in Bethesda, MD on March 16 and 17. On the second day of the meeting, Jacques Lochard, Vice Chair of the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP), gave a talk titled The Ethics of Radiation Protection. Show More Summary

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