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US DOT Intelligent Transportation System (ITS): Golden assets to advance the National Broadband Plan

Since 1992 USDOT has invested $1.5 billion to deploy an ITS on limited access highways and local roadways across America. Most of this investment was to construct broadband infrastructure. Unfortunately, USDOT policy is to limit use of this infrastructure for “transportation purposes.” We could achieve the objectives of the National Broadband Plan much more swiftly if USDOT would permit the use of excess capacity on ...more »

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Extend Network Availability

There are many people that don't have access to broadband, because they live out in rural areas. I feel real lucky to have fiber optics at home, but I would like to see these fiber optic networks expanded out to rural communities. Unlike cable and traditional copper telephone wiring, single mode fiber optic cable can carry signals up to 62 miles before having to be repeated! This is an ideal solution for bringing broadband, ...more »

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Focus On Standard Adoption For Smart Video.

The FCC should focus on widespread adoption of a standard rather than pushing the adoption of a particular implementation. Both cable TV providers and a large number of video device manufacturers seem ready to adopt Tru2way as the standard for smart video and device independence. Why not codify this standard and establish a required adoption date. After the adoption date, all devices that include a video tuner must ...more »

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Hurry, we are way behind

Please hurry up, we are way behind, it is critical to our economic survival

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don't forget the poor and remote regions of the US

get BB to the poor remote regions of the US too

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Separation and Unification of Services

Right now, I have a phone line, wireless internet service provider access, satellite TV, and a cell phone. Here is the change I see we need to do. All 4 of these services provide a data communication connection. The phone line is the only wired connection point that allows me to receive and transmit data (voice). The wireless internet and cell phone provide a receive and transmit communications link to a tower. The ...more »

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Time to put our money where our mouth is...or shut up

Super-fast internet for all would be amazing and fantastic--but we need to ask ourselves...are we willing to pay for it and if so how much are we willing to pay/give up? The other countries are ahead of us in the mobile broadband market because their governments dictate all the wireless standards...sounds good except they take away choice/options for the providers. Are we willing to do the same? This one I think we ...more »

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Give me fiber, or give me death

I want a municipally owned fiber optic network (last mile) where service providers for internet/TV/phone compete for my business.

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Next gen internet

A broadband plan should consider the upgrade from IPv4 to IPv6 mandatory.

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Powerline internet

A lot of people are poo-pooing the idea of of delivering internet over powerline because it isn't as fast as cable. Quite honestly I'm sick of hearing it--you know what is SLOW--dial-up and satellite! And the rural locations those are currently the only two options available at this time--unless you're lucky enough to get cell phone coverage--then you might even have the option of 3G -- hold the oohs and ahhs. While ...more »

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Just Run the Wires

Just get me something, anything. The only option I have right now is $60/month for wireless "broadband" via a cell phone carrier and I'm limited to 5 gigabytes / month. That's twice what it should cost for less than half of what I need. And that's not even 3G wireless. Would you pay for that? I haven't yet. So I'm stuck with dial-up because I moved into this house before the Internet was hardly even heard of back ...more »

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Serve america first

serve the un served first then the under served and after that you can worry about other stuff like healthcare and the environment.

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