John S. Quarterman, long time Internet denizen, wrote one of the
seminal books about networking prior to the commercialization of the
Internet. He co-founded the first Internet consulting firm in Texas
(TIC) in 1986, and co-founded one of the first ISPs in Austin
(Zilker Internet Park, since sold to Jump Point). He was a founder
of TISPA, the Texas ISP Association.
Quarterman was born and raised
in Lowndes County, where he married his wife Gretchen. They live on
the same land where he grew up, and
participate in local community
WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation
of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River
Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through
awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
David G. Ross ofThe David Ross Group Inc. at
data cables under the sea, in which he revealed that Internet growth
has not only not paused during the recession, it has increased,
and it continues to increase in every region in which his company operates,
including Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
North Atlantic hasn’t had any new submarine capacity in years,
in “the most competitive capacity market on Earth”.
It will probably run out in a few years, so now there is demand
to build new cables there.
Each cable costs about $200 million to install.
Slight downside: early remark that he was sure things were the same
as they were when he worked for a telephone company.