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Stimulate private sector investment

The National Broadband Plan should include recommendations to stimulate private sector investment in robust broadband, including: i.Accelerate depreciation of broadband equipment and tax credits for significant upgrades to existing network capacity. ii.Issue federal "Broadband Bonds" to finance, in partnership with private entities, deployment in un- and under-served areas, as recommended in California by that state's ...more »

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Revolutionary Technology

Data Flow Enhancement (DFE) is a revolutionary new type of signal communication technology. WHY AND HOW IS THIS REVOLUTIONARY? DFE as can be applied to ANY existing infrastructure, for example, LightSquared is currently under development of a 100 megabit wireless network that is designed to blanket the United States. This network has promises of reaching the last mile, which has been sought after for years. By utilizing ...more »

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Fully fund the America COMPETES Act

The National Broadband Plan should include a recomendation that Congress and the Administration fully fund the America COMPETES Act including the National Science Foundation grant program for institutions of higher education that award associate degrees to recruit and train individuals from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math to mentor female, minority, and disabled students in order to assist such ...more »

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Stop the constant increases in your USF tax

Stop the constant increases in your USF tax. It is now up to 15.3%. What's the limit? 50%? 100%? 500%? More? You are now using it to provide frills like broadband, FOR WHICH IT WAS NEVER INTENDED. Or is broadband now a "right", like "healthcare is"? Stop your out of control taxing of the American people! PS - You may want to tell your president about this, who claims that he is lowering taxes, not raising them. ...more »

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REQUIRE REAL RADIO LOCALISM AND DRIVE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SUSTAINABLE BROADBAND ADOPTION, ESPECIALLY IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

SUMMARY: As a low-cost, existing, universally available communication system, broadcast radio is unparalleled. It reaches everybody willing to listen. Yet, radio is failing to even begin approaching its promise. Radio could be the engine that drives thousands of successful Internet enterprises—especially local newspapers and local journalism sites. Radio would provide the headlines and push traffic to web sites for deeper ...more »

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Time for a new public works? C'mon...let's roll America!

With unemployment at such a high rate and our desire to do great things--why don't we take a page from our own history and utilize the unemployed people in a new public works project to rewire the country...putting in those big beautify broadband pipes across the country, wiring the last mile throughout the towns that don't have internet, and making our electric grid 'smart'. This would teach those individuals valuable ...more »

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Lack of broadband is depressing property values

Lack of broadband is depressing property values in rural areas. Neighbors have moved because they cannot get broadband. My sole proprietor company pays $70 a month for satellite Internet access which many politicians wrongly refer to as broadband. It is not broadband because it does not support: VoIP VPN YouTube NetFlix Automatic security updates to OS and apps The >1000ms latency and daily traffic cap of 435 megabytes ...more »

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LOCAL BROADCAST RADIO: Job Creator… News Provider... Web Partner... Broadband Promoter... Only Functional Platform in a Disaster

Is there a future for local broadcast radio? Will it include local news and public affairs? Without serious regulation and enforcement, the answer seems certain to be “no.” In fact, without the rejuvenating effect of the reintroduction of licensee requirements to deliver local news and public affairs (also called “localism”), AM and FM broadcasting are doomed to a premature demise decades before any true replacement ...more »

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Community Empowerment

Of the $7.4 billion, being allocated by the U.S. government for broadband access from the Stimulus Fund, Washington State was recently awarded $84 million, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press/2010/03012010_BTOP_WAannounce.html. The unfortunate aspect of this, and similar allocations, is that they really do nothing at the community level to address local end user communications or assist their local businesses where the ...more »

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BroadbandUSA Grants & Job Creation - Let's Keep Track of the Jobs Created as a REAL SCORECARD!

With ARRA and the Broadband grants opportunities now available, and the process to leverage broadband investments advancing consistently, I believe the timetable originally set for the grant & project timelines will be met. There were some challenges in applying for the first round so far (uploading PDF's overloaded so I had to mail in documents), but I was pleased to see the challenges were being met. I was especially ...more »

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The policies, actions, and prices of our regional ISP

http://uppix.net/5/5/f/a2134a2305e170ccac4bfbee82e1c.jpg this is a screenshot of my "dropbox." dropbox is one of many free "cloud-based" backup / file sharing sevices. you just keep some of your stuff in a special folder, and that folder synchronizes with a location on the internet. you can designate what you want private and what you want to share. our isp says they give you "12mbps" (actually they claim 30mbps, but ...more »

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National Broadband Plan

Title: Using Broadband Infrastructure to promote Jobs Creation, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Education through the building of Social Entrepreneurship and Asset-Based Community Development modalities. The primary outcome expectations of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) include significant jobs creation, promotion of economic recovery and assistance to those most impacted by the ...more »

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