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 »
Best Practices/Big Ideas
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."
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 »
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 »
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 »
support Google fiber and make wireless carriers be more efficient with there spectrums they have
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 »
Stop the monopoly that cable and broadband providers currently have. Allow honest competition.
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 »
Can anyone explain why in the world fiber optic is so dang expensive?
Why aren't we putting research into finding ways to manufacture it CHEAPER???
Develop a National Council on Digital Inclusion with state councils like in WA State (www.communitiesconnect.org/about-ccn/faqs#codi).
Network neutrality rules need to apply equally to the backbone and backhaul networks as to consumer facing ISPs. Otherwise, AT&T or Verizon will just move their funny business to their backbone network operations.