We started this company to return telecommunications to the commons...like water and power. This sector has not been good for the US, as can be seen by global broadband rankings. Additionally, we as a nation cannot rely on companies or governments to secure our privacy rights. So we propose a leap in improvement that will eliminate bottlenecks, guarantee trust, and not allow a ruling party to have a broadband kill switch. In fact, now that the FCC has reclassified broadband as telecommunications, policy has finally caught up with our technology, and Ether2 can be positioned as the first Virtual Bell Operating Company, filling the void left by the divestiture of our national phone company.
What sets us apart is that our technology was originally invented for cable TV, hence the broadcast capability. However, it was also invented for asynchronous traffic like Internet Protocol because in the early 90s, the researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology could see that networks were going to have to do both types of traffic simultaneously. This protocol family was invented way ahead of its time, and now that chip speeds have solved the problems in compute power, the only thing left to fix is the interconnect between our blazingly fast devices. In other words, all of our devices have enough speed, we just don't have networks that can deliver content as fast as the device can receive it. That said, Ether2 offers an inherently secure network architecture with near-perfect (~100%) throughput, and a migration path for legacy devices.
Imagine TV stations broadcasting in IP. Imagine a cable TV company that doesn't need a set top box AND an Ethernet box (essentially running two disparate networks to deliver one packet of data). Imagine not having to think about bandwidth or security. Imagine any device talking to any device. Imagine mesh networks that get stronger as they get larger, so that we don't need a carrier or cable company in the first place. Imagine the end of data mining, and imagine an IP address being treated like a telephone number so that it would be illegal for your carrier to share your usage data.
No other technology has the ability to converge Internet, Internet of Things, cableTV, satTV, mobile and fixed line to a common platform with fixed overhead over any distance, and with a migration path for legacy devices. When our firmware upgrade is implemented on the existing communications chip that OEMs and systems integrators are already using in their products, the customer will not even know that we've made the transition, again, solving a grand challenge for billions of people and trillions of objects.
This is a key to success for our country as a whole, in that the best frequencies for saving lives are TV frequencies. However, the FCC wants to bribe TV stations with a portion of the proceeds from auctioning the public's TV frequencies to cellular carriers. Essentially, they want TV stations to rescind grants that are held by TV stations in a "code of trust" with the public, and the TV stations would be taking money to do what is not in the public's best interest. So we ask, "What's more important, a policeman or a firefighter behind several walls...or a cellular subscriber worried about "can you hear me now?"
Our patent was filed as provisional to predate publishing the interoperable DQ specification in the SAE Journal.July, 2013
Dr. Alonso simulates and presents DQ's 80% energy savings for the DASH7 Alliance sensor networks (M2M).April, 2013
Tuset wins IEEE award for demonstrating DQ using the ZigBee air interface, achieving near-100% throughput.April, 2014
Patent Awarded: Network Communications US patent for interoperable Distributed Queue Switch Architecture, based upon the work that was publiMay, 2015