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dslreports, speedtest failure on AT&T Uverse

AT&T UVerse ftp upload speed is 56k/ps.

Ran tracert to broadband.gov show timeout's after "very slow" level3 (several 208 ms ) to bbnplanet.net 4.24.239.38 ..last 12 hops "request time out"

but the tv works ok and any housecall is threatened with a $200 truckroll fee to fix problem.... so i just shouldn't upload anymore?

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Local monopolies...WHY??????

Why do we STILL allow local telephone and cable monopolies that offer overpriced service while locking out companies that have the ability to deliver higher quality service that aren't QUITE as overpriced.

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Fairness in billing for a quality product.

There definitly needs to be some over site. For example I have been paying for a 3mb dsl connection with TDS here in NE Alabama. I have been getting under 1mb of service in fact my speed test are inline with the dial up plans. I saved my copy of my speed test I really hope I can be reimbursed for such actions, I thought only health insurance industry was the only one that could charge you for a service without delivering ...more »

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Measure satisfaction with the FCC website

Rather than relying on anecdotal feedback, the FCC should take a more scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their website in meeting citizen expectations and needs. The site is very complex and provides lots of information, features, and functions, which makes it all the more necessary to conduct some research to find out who is visiting the site, why they come, whether they are able to accomplish their ...more »

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Widget for Idea Socialization

It'd be great if there was a widget that would enable me to post my idea on my blog, Facebook profile, etc. This would generate more awareness, participation and engagement.

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TeleComs, Fixes, and Alternatives

The last Mile There are rural telephone companies that have no competition because of government protection. This is an old regulation and should be removed. These local independent telecoms do not have to worry about their infrastructure because of the lack of competition. As a result we have outdates lines that loose the connection several times a day due to rain, heat and wind. Now try running DSL in these conditions. ...more »

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OpenID for Broadband.gov

How about adding OpenID (Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc.), Windows LiveID, Twitter, MySpaceID, and Hotmail support for registration and login and activity stream social publishing to allow your users to publish their comments here back to Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. This will make it much easier for anyone to participate and will also drive additional traffic back to your site from the social networks. Check ...more »

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Support for Community Media and Technology Centers

Cities and towns need support to help residents gain skills in computers and broadband technology. Community media and technology centers, including public libraries and other community institutions, provide digital and media training to residents using computers and the Internet. As the recently released report from the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy explains, "People need relevant ...more »

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More Public Input at Public Hearings

In addition to ample warning of a public hearing, the FCC should ensure such hearings are conducted after normal business hours so more people can attend. Scheduling meetings during the hours of 8-5 means that only people who can afford to take off work (or whose work is lobbying the FCC) will be able to attend. This skews the input toward those with money and away from those without. If the FCC wants to hear from ...more »

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Bring more government information online in open formats

The National Broadband Plan should be part of broader efforts to bring more government information online in open formats that enable the private sector to present it to citizens in innovative and effective ways, empowering greater citizen involvement in policymaking. Using web 2.0 tools to create more transparency and make government data equally accessible to all, citizens will be able to track federal grants, contracts, ...more »

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Empower Citizens

The National Broadband Plan should promote e-government programs that reduce costs and empower citizens to interact with their government online.

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The Public Internet Channel

The National Broadband Plan should embrace efforts like the online "Public Internet Channel," now in beta at www.pic.tv, that serve as a "one-stop shop" for citizens seeking information and assistance in the areas of jobs and training, health, education, civic participation, and emergency preparedness.

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