Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Some specific points on accessibility

- Make sure that all broadband applications and services are accessible to users and to administrators; those good sysadmin jobs should be open to candidates with disabilities. - Make sure that the business processes are accessible, too. Things like signing up for an account, getting and paying bills, and technical support need to be easy to use for everyone. - Outreach and adoption activities should target consumers ...more »

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Campaign: Smart Grid

Prioritizing Data on Public Wireless Networks

Commercial wireless broadband networks of the future should include prioritization schemes so that public safety and critical infrastructure data traffic using these networks has a high degree of likelihood of transmission during times of congestion.

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Campaign: Smart Grid

Electricity Data Access

Utilities should provide end-users access to real-time consumption and pricing data using open standards. Any deployment of Smart Meters should enable consumers to authorize devices and services to access their meter's data using these standards.

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Wireless Networks and The Smart Grid

Commercial wireless networks should never be used for Smart Grid applications.

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Generating Mix

Distribution utilities should be required to provide near real-time information (at least hourly) on the mix of generation sources for the power being delivered in their system via Internet portals or APIs.

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Consumption Data Privacy

Utilities and non-utility providers of energy management services and devices should be barred from selling individual or aggregated consumer electricity usage data to third parties.

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Campaign: Smart Grid

Nationwide Smart Grid

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) should direct th Deparent of Energy to report on progress made on achieving the the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007's "national policy goal" of a nationwide Smart Grid and recommend additional steps necessary to reach the goal, such as adoption of a Smart Grid investment tax credit, demand reduction tax credit, accelerated depreciation, or other steps. The NBP should ...more »

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Campaign: Adoption/Utilization

Time for fiberoptic

My understanding is that it took the FCC to force the phone companies to turn loose of DSL and allow all ISPs to provide DSL service. I pay my phone company for a “high speed” DSL line of 3M/640k, but I never get that. Just ran the test and got 1633k Down and 537k Up. I get almost daily ads from Qwest that I can get much higher speeds if I change to fiberoptic. However my ISP says the only way I can get fiberoptic service ...more »

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Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Transcript for FCC Hearing at Gallaudet on October 6, 2009

There's a captioned video on the following page:

http://www.fcc.gov/live/workshops.html

 

It has a link to the FCC hearing at Gallaudet on October 6, 2009. While it is captioned, it takes a long time to sit through the videos and read captions. Can a transcript of the video be provided in an HTML format?

 

Thank you.

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Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Accessibility for People with Disabilities/Unemployeed

Not all people can afford to get a broadband connection. With the economy in the shape that it is in, and will more than likely be in a bad situation for a good while, people with disabilities and unemployeed workers are not going to be able to buy a plan of any kind. Internet connection is a valuable resourse not only for the disabled/unemployeed, but all American citizens. From students to parents. It can be a very ...more »

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Campaign: Smart Grid

Broadband over Powere Lines

Please see this link for Broadband over Power Lines -- http://www.state.nj.us/rpa/BPLwhitepaper.pdf This is a White Paper I wrote for NJ State. It also shows countries where Broadband over power lines is in place and the corresponding success rates. The idea is to offer greater options to the users. Currently, where I live, I have only one option - Comcast Cable. It has virtual monopoly. I do not have Verizon in ...more »

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Campaign: Adoption/Utilization

Adopt a Standard for an Open Home (Video) Gateway Device

The concept of an open home gateway is one of the least noticed and most important of the components of a national broadband plan, and I believe the US is at a critical crossroads. On one path is an incredible opportunity: *to help close the digital divide, *to create an entire ecosystem of connected TV that allow a freedom of communication that can quickly reach virtually all citizens, *to create entire new industries ...more »

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