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Fixed Broadband

Local Monopolies needs to end.

Make illegal localized cable/internet monopolies to allow a truly free market.

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Require advertisement of average user speed and advertisement of caps!

"Up to 32 Megs speed!", I kid you not, my ISPs ads have used that vocabulary and that claim. They of course meant megabits, not megabytes, but their service certainly doesn't give me 4 megabytes download speed - EVER! I get at most 2.5 MiB/s. If I dare use that speed for too long, my entire connection is throttled to 500 KiB/S. And apparently they have a very limited mentioning of their monthly bandwidth caps. I think ...more »

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Promote Competition and Remove

It would be great if there were true competition in the broadband market. I live in Phoenix Arizona and you have the option of Cox Communications as your internet and television provider or switching to poor quality satellite internet and television. Essentially Cox is the ONLY choice here in Phoenix if you have any sort of speed requirements to your internet connection (such as live chat, streaming any sort of content, ...more »

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Seperate infrastructure from service

The fixed costs inherent in network rollout and development are such that true competition in the market for broadband as it is structured now is impossible: at most you'll get a duopoly of competing cable and DSL. In order to enhance content neutrality and bring competition to the market, you need to separate the infrastructure (which is a natural monopoly/duopoly) from service provision (which can be a true competitive ...more »

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Allow Municipalities to create ISPs

Why not ensure that cities will be able to create their own ISPs if the company operating in the area refuses to improve their service. I've heard of cities getting sued over this, ISPs claim cities have an unfair advantage in that they have access to lines of credit private companies normally wouldn't. While that's unfair, its also unfair to deny an area access to new technologies even when they're willing to pay for ...more »

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1 Network - Fiber- To every home, OPEN to all providers.

Electricity is in every home. Plumbing is in every home. Copper wire is in every home. Copper wire used to be the "network" standard, then cable came and it is now almost in every home. Now fiber is coming. We don't need 3 different networks, we need 1 new standard that supports ALL forms of DATA. Fiber-To-The-Home. It's time to upgrade the copper and cable networks and create a nationwide standard of networks based on ...more »

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AT&T asks the FCC to require wireline phones to switch to cell

In its filing dated December 21 09 and the company called upon the Commission to begin consideration of a formal deadline for the transition of all wireline customers to a wireless system comprising broadband and IP-based connectivity -- refraining from referring to 3G or 4G services in a cellular context. AT&T's reasoning: Carriers can no longer afford to maintain the old network while simultaneously building out the ...more »

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Phone Co DSL not serving all areas

Something needs to be done about the phone cos that are refusing to serve all customers. In many cases the lines can not support DSL but they are not spending the money to install the digital switches. AT&T is installing fiber to new remote CO units that serve rural areas but they are not installing the digital switches to provide DSL. They also cap the dialup at 28.8 I do not know if AT&T is waiting for a grant ...more »

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Normalized pricing regardless of competition

Recently several ISPs have begun offering faster broadband rates at lower prices to regions that are served by another high rate broadband provider (usually a Fiber optic service), but leaving slower regions with the same high-price/low-bandwidth service. Prices are not set fairly across the country. Those with the best options available are getting the best deal, while those in more remote locations, or where the local ...more »

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Make Broadband a Universal Service

Yes, let's please improve broadband and its infrastructure in the United States. It is sad to note that the United States is ranked 12th or 13th--depending on the survey relied on--relative to other countries providing broadband, in terms of quality of service. I favor increasing the use of fiber optics, replacing old and problematic technology and extending broadband coverage to rural areas. As well, Congress should ...more »

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Broadband speed just as important as broadband access

The original digital divide separating the haves from the have-nots has quickly been replaced by a new gap defined in terms of Internet speed. While the FCC is working hard to ensure that broadband Internet is available, accessible, and affordable for all Americans, they are not ensuring that the broadband connection provided will be of adequate speed to meet the growing demands of enhanced interactive website platforms ...more »

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