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(@dgregory)

Deployment

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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(@techpro4000)

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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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(@rashida)

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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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(@lightningbugx)

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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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(@johncleveland)

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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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(@johncleveland)

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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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(@whschmid)

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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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(@bcleland)

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A Business Case for Unserved Areas - Broadband Enterprise Zones

Broadband rollout is going well in areas where demand and market forces sufficiently incentivize private network companies, and federal actions must not devalue or weaken incentives for private investment. But there obviously remains the problem of areas where, for reasons of geography, population density, or other issues, a business case for deploying broadband is a challenge. At the same time the policy tool box... more »

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(@bcleland)

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Create a Business Case for Hard-To-Serve Areas—Broadband Enterpr

Broadband rollout is going well in areas where demand and market forces sufficiently incentivize private network companies, and federal actions must not devalue or weaken incentives for private investment. But there obviously remains the problem of areas where, for reasons of geography, population density, or other issues, a business case for deploying broadband is a challenge. At the same time the policy tool box... more »

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(@joetrimmer)

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My humble thought - billing

Pick a product that is available in the market to measure TRUE line speed and require providers to bill at those speeds. (Hughes used to have a product that would tell you the connect speed at xxxx time. Both the provider and customer has access to that data base). ex: (whatever dollar number is determined by some committee) 786 kbps = $20 per month 2,100 kbps = $ 50 per month Whatever sliding scale. This... more »

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