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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Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Disney needs faster home service for employees (disabled or not)

I'm disabled and work from home often. The slow internet connectivity in my area doesn't allow me to fully take advantage of PCoIP technology to work from home reasonably. We have 800 employees interested in Gig service at home, some disabled, some not. We've invested a lot in this work-from-home program, but the infrastructure needs to support faster connections with lower latencies for business customers who have people ...more »

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Campaign: Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Broadband usage limits

I am disabled vet and use the internet to access the world outside my home. My broadband provider, Comcast, limits usage of the internet and threatens to disconnect service should you exceed the limit. If you watch a few sporting events or movies it is quite easy to exceed the limit. As such I must monitor usage and curtail my broadband access for fear of exceeding the limit. 100 mbps at a mininum and extended coverage ...more »

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Campaign: Adoption/Utilization

Make Broadband Delivery Like A Utility

To achieve the goal of supporting a wide range of applications in diversified fields, broadband itself must first be simplified to be like a utility that concentrates on delivering resources only. Otherwise, users will be distracted by broadband issues and can not focus on applications of interest. This is particularly true for home environment where technical support staff in any form should not be expected to be a norm. ...more »

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Campaign: Adoption/Utilization

No more bandwidth caps!

There are several cable companies out there who are limiting their users to 250GB of bandwidth per month and some even charge for going over and that's not at all appropriate in a society that can far exceed those limits. We should be allowed to use our connection as we please and do what we want with it without having to worry about going over a bandwidth limit. Hosting home servers should be allowed without having ...more »

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Forget speed, what about access??

Some of us have NO ACCESS at all to Broadband. What's it gonna take?? This isn't about pricing~ I pay *more* to have two phone lines so that I'm not bumped off the dial-up, and so that people can actually reach me. And I pay the same in this area for dial up as people who have low-end Broadband. This is obscene!! Broadband is not offered to us because we live in rural Arkansas. We've been clamoring for years for ...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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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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