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(@curtisneeley)

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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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(@tophersmail)

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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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(@pingnak)

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Accountability

They were going to run glass to every doorstep 'by 2000' back in the 1990's. The big telecomm companies accepted boatloads of tax money to build that infrastructure. THEY ELECTED NOT TO. The 'Telecommunication Act of 1996' built huge monopolies instead of encourage competition. Deregulation simply moved tax money into private hands, to be spent on whatever private hands like. Like stock bonuses and perks and 'instant ...more »

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(@johncleveland)

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Time for 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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(@pm0000)

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Price the bandwidth, not individual services.

The gas company doesn't charge me different amounts for gas used for heating my home versus cooking, do they? The electric utility can't change the rates on the power based on what people use it for, can they? That would be illegal. We need the same, simple law for digital bandwidth provided by anyone. People should be able to purchase bandwidth and afforded privacy for how we choose to use the bandwidth we purchase. ...more »

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(@jimmyandrews)

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Protocol Redifinition

I think it is time we separate data into 2 general groups, "large, static data" and "small, dynamic data." Satellite internet is OK for the large transfer of files. Latency isn't a concern and you could theoretically pump a ton of data per cycle, transferring a 1gig file in a short amount of time. But satellite sucks for the small stuff, like ever changing datasets on a map during online FPSs. Because of the 750ms ...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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(@lchowdhary)

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Asymmetric Charging to discourage BitTorrents

Most of us know what purpose BitTorrents are used for. However there is no effective way of blocking BitTorrents without compromising on Net Neutrality. If the ISP provider charges not for total volume of data but based on direction of traffic it can be effectively addressed. Most of the users of BitTorrents generate abnormally high volume (factor of mangnitude of 100 to 1000) of upload data traffic, than normal websurfers. ...more »

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(@bradbowman)

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FCC / Comcast / Time Warner / Clearwire Need to Step It Up

As Comcast and Time Warner need a wireless strategy going forward they are starting to resell Clearwire's (CLEAR) WiMAX services( http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=24012 ). This represents a stepping stone towards the most immediate available solution to developing and deploying a viable and sustainable national broadband plan. This also can set the precedent for any changes the new FCC will make surrounding the 700MHz band ...more »

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(@alexhwang04)

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United States Department of Internet Security

This agency will be responsible for dealing with hackers and/or spammers. Furthermore, they will deal with Cisco, their routers and switches, and will require the following: 1. Machine Access Code or MAC address be recorded in the headers and footers of all of the data packets from the original microprocessor device. 2. Be equipped with a Global Positioning System or GPS 3. Every data packet that travels through the ...more »

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