Campaign: 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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Campaign: Opportunities for Small & Disadvantaged Businesses

Digital Terrestrial TV Stations

With the recent switch from analog to digital complete,the side bands/sub carriers should be alloted to small and niche networks for radio and data usage as this is Public Spectrum from which the ABC NBC,CBS Fox etc are making millions from over the air broadcast (Free TV).There is ample capacity especially for audio and data.Is there some Techie who can provide info and comment? FCC should encourage and mandate the Networks ...more »

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Campaign: State & Local Governments

Ensure Community Networks are not Preempted

At a minimum, communities must be allowed to invest in their own networks. No community should be hamstrung by federal or state laws that prevent it from building a network when the community decides existing options are inferior and harming their vitality. Forcing some communities to beg for connectivity is degrading and un-American. If a community wants to build it themselves, they should have that right.

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Promote Telecommuting - Reduce Time and Energy Waste

Broadband access can play a much larger role in ameliorating profligate energy waste through reducing the need for daily physical office worker commuting. Yet many municipalities don't take into account telecommuting and remote presence when trying to plan for greener urban-suburban land use and transit. The paradigm of physically moving masses of office workers back and forth every day is clearly coming to an end, but ...more »

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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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Campaign: State & Local Governments

The removal of pastors from TV

To all of you who are demanding that. The FCC remove any and all word of GOD from TV and radio. Why are you forcing your views on us that watch and listen to the programs? I do not force mine on you. The answer you seek is easy. JUST CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!!!!!! How hard is that?? I guess to an idiot like you are it is kinda hard to figure out how to use a remote. or may you too lazy to get up and walk to the TV and pus ...more »

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Campaign: Adoption/Utilization

Data coordination

I recommend the FCC coordinate with other federal agencies to collect and analyze various data streams regarding physical broadband infrastructure deployment and consumer / enterprise adoption and use to ensure data interoperability and collect a wider range of relevant statistics.

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One definition of broadband for fixed and mobile

I suggest that we settle on one definition of broadband that is technology neutral, i.e. it sets a basic, minimum standard for performance and connectivity to the web and anything below that is NOT considered broadband. This would remove device or user specific issues, and focus on the true broadban plan goal -- basic connectivity for every American

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Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Broadband plan must address needs of people with disabilities

The FCC's development of a national broadband plan represents a unique opportunity to assure that the nation's investment in a broadband infrastructure is accessible to all Americans. The Plan is intended to guide the nation's effort to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth and opportunity by accelerating the use and impact of broadband technology. This investment is predicated on the transformative power of broadband ...more »

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