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Big Questions

Tema yang diangkat pada pebuatan paper saat ini adalah pricing telekomunikasi selular di Indonesia. Pertanyaan besarnya adalah :

1. Apakah variasi layanan dan harga yang ditawarkan oleh provider selular (Telkomsel,XL,Indosat) sesuai dengan kenyataan?

2. Apakah harga layanan tersebut masih bisa menutupi operational cost provider?

3. Apakah layanan tersebut secara teknis dapat direalisasikan?

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Rural communities deserve fast broadband

Rural communities deserve fast broadband
Rory StewartFarmers Weekly. Sutton: Oct 15, 2010. Vol. 153, Iss. 15; pg. 29, 1 pgs

Abstract (Summary)

Broadband allows young families to live and work in villages, thus halting rural depopulation and keeping communities alive. It has become almost a fourth utility, ike water or electricity. And it is increasingly difficult to sell a home without broadband – schoolchildren are expected to do homework online, and grandmothers rely on Skype to speak to their grandchildren in New Zealand. Read more…

Deploying for Deliverance: The Digital Divide in Municipal Wireless Networks

Deploying for Deliverance: The Digital Divide in Municipal Wireless Networks
Andrea TapiaJulio Angel OrtizSociological Focus. Cincinnati: Aug 2008. Vol. 41, Iss. 3; pg. 256, 20 pgs

Abstract (Summary)

The use of information technology (IT) is growing; access and use differ among those from different races, ethnicities, income and education levels, jobs, ages, and genders. Although some argue that broadband technology could be the platform for universal access, the benefits are still debatable for municipalities providing access. The authors discuss how public officials have decided to lead, support, and usher in an era of rapid IT development through wireless broadband networks to address digital divide concerns, and how these claims may meet-or fail to meet-expectations. The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to propose a fruitful investigative overview of U.S. cities claiming that a municipal wireless network will bridge the “digital divide”; and (2) to employ discourse analysis to examine the digital divide language 24 municipal wireless networks (MWNs) use. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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Teaching Communication Policy: Pedagogy in Brief

Teaching Communication Policy: Pedagogy in Brief
Philip SavageCanadian Journal of Communication. Toronto: 2007. Vol. 32, Iss. 1; pg. 119, 11 pgs

Abstract (Summary)

Résumé : Cet article offre un résumé d’une table ronde de l’Association Canadienne de Communication qui a eu lieu en juin 2006 et qui a réuni quelques uns des professeurs de premier plan en matière de politiques de communication : Paul Audley (Schulich School of Business, Université York), Pierre Bélanger (Département de communication, Université d’Ottawa), [Vanda Rideout] (Département de sociologie, Université du Nouveau-Brunswick), [Liora Salter] (Osgoode Hall Law School, Université York), et [David Skinner] (Communications, Université York). Les participants à la séance ont exploré six problématiques clé en ce qui a trait à l’enseignement des politiques de communication : 1) Défis, 2) Définitions, 3) Actualiser l’enseignement, 4) Inclure l’Histoire, 5) Inclure le futur, et 6) Lire, écrire et jeu de jeu de rôle. Read more…

Tarif XL Bikin Bingung Pelanggan

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – Indonesia Telecomunications Users Group (IDTUG) meminta operator telekomunikasi tidak menerapkan terlalu banyak tipe tarif karena dinilai membingungkan, bahkan menjebak konsumen. “Idealnya satu operator menerapkan dua atau tiga tipe tarif saja,” kata Sekretaris Jenderal IDTUG Muhamad Jumadi di Jakarta, Jumat (26/3).  Read more…

The Last Mile: Service Tiers Versus Infrastructure Development and the Debate on Internet Neutrality

The Last Mile: Service Tiers Versus Infrastructure Development and the Debate on Internet Neutrality
Kevin G WilsonCanadian Journal of Communication. Toronto: 2008. Vol. 33, Iss. 1; pg. 81, 20 pgs

Abstract (Summary)

Canada has not witnessed a reversal of open access policy comparable with the United States. In its submission to the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel, the CRTC reaffirmed the Canadian equivalent of “open access.” In paragraph 141 of the report, the Commission noted its long-standing commitment to “facilities-based competition as the best means to realize the benefits of competition in terms of price, innovation and choice and as the best means of ultimately forbearing from regulation of the ILECs’ services” (CRTC, 2005). The Commission continued by stating that the policy promoting facilities-based competition was itself an integral component of a more comprehensive policy designed to promote “a competitive network of networks with numerous other service providers accessing and utilizing those networks on reasonable terms and conditions. . .” (paragraph 51). The report continued, “The Commission has fostered service-based competition and resale activity by ensuring access by service providers to the networks and services of facilities-based carriers” (paragraph 51 ; emphasis added). Read more…

Net Neutrality : Telecom Policy and The Public Interest

Net Neutrality: Telecom Policy and the Public Interest
Neil BarrattLeslie Regan ShadeCanadian Journal of Communication. Toronto: 2007. Vol. 32, Iss. 2; pg. 295, 11 pgs

Abstract (Summary)

Since it moved beyond dial-up, Internet access at home has been offered on scaled service levels. Users can subscribe to “basic,” or “lite,” or “super,” or “ultra,” or “premium”-every day brings a new adjective for Internet service. The different levels offer different speeds of access, different prices, and different limits on bandwidth usage. The new ways that Canadian Internet companies want to extract money from their networks are different for two main reasons. First, traditional scaled service never had any effect on users’ access to contentpages may have loaded slowly, but they loaded-and this may no longer be the case. secondly, the more sophisticated the network operators attempt to make their service, the more invasive they will have to be. Using the Shaw example from above, that QoS software requires [Shaw] to inspect packets of data that run along the network to identify VoIP packets and prioritize them. This would change the nature of the role of ISPs, as currently, they do not have the legal power to discriminate against content. The proposed model of a two-tiered Internet is premised on the idea of the ISP as a network gatekeeper, inspecting and verifying data as it runs across its wires. Read more…

Tarif XL Bikin Bingung Pelanggan

(diambil dari Indonesian Telecommunications Users Group – http://www.idtug.net/detailnews.php?id=13)

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – Indonesia Telecomunications Users Group (IDTUG) meminta operator telekomunikasi tidak menerapkan terlalu banyak tipe tarif karena dinilai membingungkan, bahkan menjebak konsumen. “Idealnya satu operator menerapkan dua atau tiga tipe tarif saja,” kata Sekretaris Jenderal IDTUG Muhamad Jumadi di Jakarta, Jumat (26/3).
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TCP/IP terdiri dari banyak building block yang berbeda

TCP/IP terdiri dari banyak building block yang berbeda

Jaringan TCP/IP  adalah fondasi teknis dari Internet dan LAN paling modern. Jaringan ini memberikan mekanisme untuk komunikasi  antar komputer dan  untuk memindahkan informasi. TCP/IP adalah sekumpulan standar tentang mekanisme kerja jaringan, sehingga software dan hardware dari berbagai vendor yang berbeda dapat “inter-operate”.

TCP(transmission control protocol) dan IP(internet protocol) adalah dua protokol paling penting  yang digunakan Internet. Protokol adalah sekumpulan aturan (standar)) yang menentukan bagaimana komputer harus berkomunikasi dalam konteks yang berbeda dan bagaimana komponen software dan hardware yang berbeda-beda harus berinteraksi.  Istilah TCP/IP merujuk kepada seluruh pasangan protokol yang terkait.

Perhatikan bahwa kata pertama pada “protokol internet” tidak memiliki huruf besar. Protokol dibangun supaya terjadi komunikasi di suatu kumpulan jaringan yang saling terkoneksi, disebut “inter-network” atau “internet”. Jaringan dikoneksikan melalui “router” (internet yang sangat sederhana – dua jaringan –  ditunjukkan pada gambar di bawah. Internet dengan huruf besar “I” menunjukkan jumlah jaringan yang inter-connected yang tumbuh di tahun 1970-an dan 1980-an.

(source : Practical TCP/IP by Niall Mansfield)