(@randalallen)

Economic Growth, Job Creation & Private Investment

REQUIRE REAL RADIO LOCALISM AND DRIVE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SUSTAINABLE BROADBAND ADOPTION, ESPECIALLY IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

SUMMARY: As a low-cost, existing, universally available communication system, broadcast radio is unparalleled. It reaches everybody willing to listen. Yet, radio is failing to even begin approaching its promise. Radio could be the engine that drives thousands of successful Internet enterprises—especially local newspapers and local journalism sites. Radio would provide the headlines and push traffic to web sites for deeper... more »

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(@bradbowman)

Economic Growth, Job Creation & Private Investment

National Broadband Plan

Title: Using Broadband Infrastructure to promote Jobs Creation, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Education through the building of Social Entrepreneurship and Asset-Based Community Development modalities. The primary outcome expectations of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) include significant jobs creation, promotion of economic recovery and assistance to those most impacted by the... more »

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(@bradbowman)

Wireless Broadband

National Broadband Plan

Title: Using Broadband Infrastructure to promote Jobs Creation, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Education through the building of Social Entrepreneurship and Asset-Based Community Development modalities. The primary outcome expectations of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) include significant jobs creation, promotion of economic recovery and assistance to those most impacted by the... more »

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(@eric00)

Education

Save Our Tax Dollars And Promote The Opportunity For Schools to use the Free Linux OS

I know if Linux was used more throughout schools our taxes would decrease. I also know if Linux was used more throughout schools more educational software would be created. There already is an abundant amount of free educational software for Linux. Linux can be used for many Enterprise Class devices and services at a ridiculous cost comparison. click the links below and read more, find out for yourself. http://ubuntu.com... more »

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(@tinseltunes)

Broadband Consumer Context

Broadband service including Mobile Phone Service with Signal Traveling Bare Minimum

There is a technology that can service communities with BroadBand Service that includes i) Land Telephone ii) Internet Service iii) Television Service iv) Mobile Phone Service v) Home network on the go. vi) Two-way radio with Video and document transfer features. And all other teleshopping features that could include... more »

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(@gevets)

Broadband Consumer Context

Hands off the internet, big brother.

It is NOT government's job to take over the internet, and government should in no way be involved in creating the infrastructure. Keep out of it private enterprise always does a much better job. And yes, I know the history of it and how it was created (it wasn't AlGore). But government should stay out of the way and keep their greedy hands OFF!

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(@scott01)

Wireless Broadband

Worldwide Broadband for Video-capable Hand Held Computers / Economic Benefits to U.S. of Wiring the World

I hope one goal in this National Broadband Plan process is broadband video-capable hand held computers worldwide, so that One Laptop per Child countries, for example, may be able to access the web (and open teaching and learning opportunities, such as at the open World University & School wiki, - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University). I hope the U.S. can integrate... more »

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(@rbrooks)

Fixed Broadband

Internet Regulation

Please do not regulate the Internet. 1. America's wireless consumers enjoy the broadest range of innovative services and devices, lowest prices, highest usage levels, and most choices in the world. Why disrupt a market that’s working so well? 2. There is fierce competition for wireless and broadband customers. Competition drives innovation and encourages companies to develop products, services and applications... more »

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(@alexhwang04)

Best Practices/Big Ideas

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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(@crssr2)

Wireless Broadband

Do not fix what is not broken!

Some points to keep our internet the way it is now working. Remember when AT&T was broken up? The mess that was created is still not fixed. The internet is NOT broken so do not try to fix it. I have listed a few points to consider. 1. America's wireless consumers enjoy the broadest range of innovative services and devices, lowest prices, highest usage levels, and most choices in the world. Why disrupt a market that’s... more »

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(@andrewseybold)

Wireless Broadband

A copy of my orginal Broadband Plan filing with the FCC

The FCC has been tasked with developing a National Broadband Plan by February 17, 2010, and has requested input. Most of the comments filed to date deal with a myriad of technology issues rather than approaching the creation of this plan based on the economic constraints that must be overcome in order to provide broadband to as much of the U.S. population as is practical. 2. The goal of providing broadband... more »

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(@colin0)

E-Gov & Citizen Engagement

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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(@maxdavis)

Wireless Broadband

The Undermining of the U.S. Copyright System is an Urgent Matter - Mobile Networks Can Revive the Integrity of Copyrights

FCC Wireless Broadband, Here and now we live in a self- publishing society thanks to the Internet and related technologies. The undermining of the U.S. copyright system by peer2peer file sharing abuse is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed now before it is too late. The good news is that there is a way to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. copyright system going forward if implemented promptly. We must act... more »

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(@craig0)

Deployment

We need both wireline and wireless solutions, but only wireline solutions can deliver bandwidth-intensive broadband internet to

This idea is focused on ensuring that we don't waste our time and money deploying wireless internet solutions that will not meet our future needs for homes across America. Doing it right is expensive, but doing it wrong and sacrificing our future would be far worse and more expensive in the long run. In the Policy Brief, "Municipal Broadband: Demystifying Wireless and Fiber-Optic Options" (1), Christopher Mitchell states:... more »

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(@jobforce)

Opportunities for Small & Disadvantaged Businesses

A Broadband MicroJobs Exchange

Freelancers in the IT field have a place where they can go and bid on small jobs to supplement their income. An example of this can be found at www.getafreelancer.com (for reference purposes only). I have worked with Telecom companies and I believe they would outsource a significant amount of their service calls to small and disadvantaged businessesonce it can be determined that the subcontractor does quality work.... more »

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