(@ornovscot)

Fixed Broadband

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 Framework

instalers ready to help now

My company would like to help your communities to get the broadband they need at an affordable price. How can you help me to connect to those in need?Kim Taratuta thanks

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(@amwright2)

International Lessons

Shared/open high-speed networks across telecom operators

Follow The Economist's lead: "The best solution would be to require telecoms operators to open their high-speed networks to rivals on a wholesale basis, as is the case almost everywhere in the industrialised world." America thrives when business and governments converge to compete and regulate according to our principles of free trade, open market access and vigorous competition. The internet and broadband access should... more »

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(@curtisneeley)

Best Practices/Big Ideas

Third Way...? How about just OBEY the law...

Third way? Ha How about beginning to apply the law passed June 19, 1934. On Page 8 in paragraph (51) WIRE COMMUNICATIONS was required to be regulated just like other communications. I have attempted to have the Supreme Court order the FCC to regulate COMMUNICATIONS BY WIRE that are being called "Internet or IP Services" simply for a disguise. The United States' "Open Internet" has been illegal due to trafficking in... more »

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(@robertfsherman)

Broadband Framework

Broadband grants hurting home values?

Stimulus grants are being made in New Hampshire to parts of towns that already have broadband rather than to areas that do not. Meanwhile the local telephone company apparently has no intention of extending DSL to some areas with houses even a few hundred feet apart even if it receives stimulus money. It disadvantages children, home businesses and takes away value from homes. Who would want to buy a house where there... more »

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Broadband Consumer Context

Broadband speeds

why is the U.S. behind on broadband speed of mere 10-15 mbps? we should be competing with Korea Japan and Frank with 50-100+ mbps! and at low costs!!!

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(@tophersmail)

Best Practices/Big Ideas

Put consumers over giant corporations

Suggest you do this: Michael J Copps on Google Verizon deal: "Some will claim this announcement moves the discussion forward. That's one of its many problems. It is time to move a decision forward. The decision to reassert FCC authority over broadband telecommunications, to guarantee an open internet now and forever and to put the interest of consumers in front of giant corporations."

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(@randalallen)

Economic Growth, Job Creation & Private Investment

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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(@techpro4000)

Broadband Framework

Speed up broadband and lower prices!

In the US, broadband is not fast enough and is way overpriced. Right now, Japan and South Korea have way better services and at a fraction of the cost. If the US wants to lead in broadband, then it is time that existing systems get sped up, because many of the networks out there aren't even being utilized to their full potential. Fiber optics to the home and to the node are far more capable of the bandwidth that is... more »

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(@techpro4000)

International Lessons

Make Broadband A Right

The US should follow the Finnish example and make it a legal right to bring at a minimum of 1 Mbps to begin with and then 100 Mbps Internet to ALL Americans. And if providers must impose a cap, then it should be a daily cap instead of a monthly cap like other countries are imposing (25 GB a day vs 250 GB a month). It would be better if there weren't any at all, because people are already streaming movies that require... more »

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(@rebecca.ledford)

Broadband Consumer Context

Don't let corporations isolate us as a matter of policy yet again.

RE: GN Docket No. 10-127 We need a strong FCC to ensure the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The NBP includes strategies for solving the broadband crisis in rural and other underserved communities. With little or no authority over broadband, the FCC will be powerless to implement these strategies. One of these strategies is support for community broadband networks. Tell the FCC that rural and underserved... more »

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