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Fixed Broadband

Local Monopolies needs to end.

Make illegal localized cable/internet monopolies to allow a truly free market.

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Require advertisement of average user speed and advertisement of caps!

"Up to 32 Megs speed!", I kid you not, my ISPs ads have used that vocabulary and that claim. They of course meant megabits, not megabytes, but their service certainly doesn't give me 4 megabytes download speed - EVER! I get at most 2.5 MiB/s. If I dare use that speed for too long, my entire connection is throttled to 500 KiB/S. And apparently they have a very limited mentioning of their monthly bandwidth caps. I think ...more »

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Promote Competition and Remove

It would be great if there were true competition in the broadband market. I live in Phoenix Arizona and you have the option of Cox Communications as your internet and television provider or switching to poor quality satellite internet and television. Essentially Cox is the ONLY choice here in Phoenix if you have any sort of speed requirements to your internet connection (such as live chat, streaming any sort of content, ...more »

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Seperate infrastructure from service

The fixed costs inherent in network rollout and development are such that true competition in the market for broadband as it is structured now is impossible: at most you'll get a duopoly of competing cable and DSL. In order to enhance content neutrality and bring competition to the market, you need to separate the infrastructure (which is a natural monopoly/duopoly) from service provision (which can be a true competitive ...more »

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Allow Municipalities to create ISPs

Why not ensure that cities will be able to create their own ISPs if the company operating in the area refuses to improve their service. I've heard of cities getting sued over this, ISPs claim cities have an unfair advantage in that they have access to lines of credit private companies normally wouldn't. While that's unfair, its also unfair to deny an area access to new technologies even when they're willing to pay for ...more »

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1 Network - Fiber- To every home, OPEN to all providers.

Electricity is in every home. Plumbing is in every home. Copper wire is in every home. Copper wire used to be the "network" standard, then cable came and it is now almost in every home. Now fiber is coming. We don't need 3 different networks, we need 1 new standard that supports ALL forms of DATA. Fiber-To-The-Home. It's time to upgrade the copper and cable networks and create a nationwide standard of networks based on ...more »

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Broadband speed just as important as broadband access

The original digital divide separating the haves from the have-nots has quickly been replaced by a new gap defined in terms of Internet speed. While the FCC is working hard to ensure that broadband Internet is available, accessible, and affordable for all Americans, they are not ensuring that the broadband connection provided will be of adequate speed to meet the growing demands of enhanced interactive website platforms ...more »

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Make Broadband a Universal Service

I think the simplest method from a regulatory structure perspective is to force the deployment of broadband by making it a universal service that is required to be offered by cable, telco and fiber infrastructure providers. This would include minimum connection rates that would increase over time. This would eliminate the need for new schemes of managing problem, as universal service obligations and their management ...more »

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Normalized pricing regardless of competition

Recently several ISPs have begun offering faster broadband rates at lower prices to regions that are served by another high rate broadband provider (usually a Fiber optic service), but leaving slower regions with the same high-price/low-bandwidth service. Prices are not set fairly across the country. Those with the best options available are getting the best deal, while those in more remote locations, or where the local ...more »

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REAL TITLE-1 BROADBAND COMPETITION SHOULD BE PART OF 09-191

Consumers are entitled to competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers. PERTAINING TO 09-191 Does this mean cities must allow more than one provider in a city franchise of Cable to provide service if in rural area or town? I have heard some TWC/Brighthouse Networks areas allow Earthlink as a reseller of the network that it is competing with, but my Cable company claims ...more »

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Encourage towns to build fiber networks with guaranteed bonds

Funding for municipal fiber to the home should be provided in the form of guarantees for bonds issued by towns and cities, which would finance the deployment of fiber networks. The towns would either lease the local fiber networks to operators who would charge for access to the network (with strict regulations on minimum service requirements and maximum fees), or contract a network operator to manage the network, and ...more »

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