Wireless Broadband

Campaign: Wireless Broadband

Bring the United States mobile broadband pricing in line with the rest of the world.

The United States has the highest pricing for broadband access in the world. It also has the most confusing set of mobile broadband plans found anywhere. Don't let carriers confuse consumers with extra charges and small print. Simplify contracts with plain language and simplify plans with plain terms. Serve the consumer, not the carrier.

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Stop bundling of devices and service

It is almost impossible to determine what the real cost of mobile broadband service (or for that matter cell phone service). All the companies seem to want to bundle phones/PDAs/Computers/NewWidgets with their service. Why can't they just sell service. Then, companies that sell devices can just sell devices. And the best services will survive and the best devices will survive. All that survives now is the best advertising ...more »

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Encourage Wireless Companies to Unlock Phones at End of Contracts

Most people like purchasing cheaper, subsidized cell phones. Carriers are able to do this because they will regain some of the lost cost of buying a phone over time with a contract. However, once a contract is up one should no longer be forced be locked in with the same carrier on a cell phone we bought. The FCC should encourage wireless companies to allow phones to unlock the phone's sim card slot so it can work with ...more »

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End the lockdown of mobile devices.

If I bought a computer, I would expect to be able to utilize all the functionality of that computer. Why are phones different? Many phones have GPS receivers built in. Many of these are disabled by the carriers. You may re-enable the receivers by paying a monthly fee to the carrier. That is wrong. The same is true for applications. Many carriers only allow applications that have been signed by them to be installed ...more »

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Open New Spectrum

The National Broadband Plan should direct federal policymakers to open underutilized spectrum currently reserved for both public and private use for a new generation of wireless devices that will provide robust broadband service over great distances and rough terrain without interference to existing licensed uses.

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Disallow forced services

Biggest example is with the iPhone. You cannot purchase one from AT&T to use on their network without subscribing to their iPhone data plan. If you only want to use it for voice and Wi-Fi, you are out of luck. They require this additional service charge. This is clearly not in the best interest of the consumer. Likewise, if I wanted to get a phone and pay for data only, and use VoIP for the occasional phone call, ...more »

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Internet + LPTV = Rural Broadband?

Allowing a different modulation scheme besides those of NTSC or ATSC in a 6 MHz TV channel (that would have the same power spectral density and emissions mask imperatives as is currently required in a TV channel) would enable LPTV and TV Translators to do broadband. And would do so using existing infrastructure and existing licensed spectrum. No need for insentive auctions or repacking, and It would create large cover ...more »

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Mobile Data Plans

If I have a mobile data plan, I should be able to tether the phone to my computer without having to pay an additional fee.

 

I own my phone. If there is a tethering app available on it, I should be able to utilize this app. Who are the telcos to control what I do on a device that I own?

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Wireless Cell Broadband: Why $60.00 monthly + 5GB data limit?

I remember growing up in Chambless, Calif on old route 66, 10 miles East of Amboy. Only after someone died did the phone company install phone lines to the homes. Now, I reside in the Mojave Desert again and again face the same thing except it involves not having DSL or cable access. Our "tax" involves having to pay an additional $40.00 for the only broadband option: Verizon wireless. This adds up to a "punitive" fee ...more »

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Low cost broadband

I feel that the national broadband plan,if it is to work,needs to be afforadable for everyone in the us. Since it seems evrything is going up but our paychecks. Low coast affordable broadband for all

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'Unlimited'

If a carrier claims 'unlimited' broadband, why are they allowed to then LIMIT IT? Either by charging criminally high rates, or by cutting service off, or by other methods.

 

Make some definitions. You know, like 'unlimited' means 'unlimited'. See if they sell any '3G wireless' when they tell you that streaming one movie will blow your 'unlimited' download budget.

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Require Cell Companies to go wi-fi

I think the solution to cost, and "internet ubiquity" is to force the Cell networks to go to a overall wifi network that is interchangeable and able to be used by everyone. Compete on price and innovation, not hangups. The fact is our internet capability is "below par" and our cell network is below standard as well. Let's boost them up with a standards based open approach. This allows for lower costs for cell companies, ...more »

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