|Broadband IP: the key to pervasive connectivity
|President and CEO
|Net to Net Technologies Inc
Kenneth J. Latimer Jr. is the President and CEO of Net to Net Technologies Inc. Ken has spent thirty years in the development, manufacture and marketing of high technology products such as computer systems, computer networking and telecommunications. Ken formed Net to Net Technologies to provide the DSL market with a simpler, more straightforward approach to DSL networking Prior to founding Net to Net Technologies Ken was Vice President of Engineering for Cabletron Systems Inc.
Pervasive connectivity depends in good part upon the universal availability of affordable broadband Internet access. DSL is the technology used by the majority of broadband providers. Traditionally DSL network access made use of complex, expensive, hard to install and maintain, ATM technology. Nowadays, though, providers tend to use lower cost, simpler, IP technology to deliver broadband both to residential and enterprise clients. IP also simplifies the delivery of the variety of value-add service increasingly needed to guarantee service provider profitability.
Internet access market must become a utility market before we can have pervasive connectivity. Services must be easy to get, easy to use and available at affordable prices. Broadband services, such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), will then be seen and used by the consumer as a utility services much as they see telephone, electricity, water or gas.