(@signup3)

Fixed Broadband

Phone Co DSL not serving all areas

Something needs to be done about the phone cos that are refusing to serve all customers. In many cases the lines can not support DSL but they are not spending the money to install the digital switches. AT&T is installing fiber to new remote CO units that serve rural areas but they are not installing the digital switches to provide DSL. They also cap the dialup at 28.8 I do not know if AT&T is waiting for a grant... more »

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3 votes
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(@mgeorge)

Fixed Broadband

Broadband in Rural America

I would like to bring out that the electric coops are putting broadband thru out rural America right now thru one ISP. They are wireless to connect the property to the system so they don't have problems with the last mile. This is to accomplish the goal of broadband in rural America. Since I have been on them in June 2007 they only went down about 4 times which isn't bad for a service. The problem is they compete with... more »

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-8 votes
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(@pegleg76)

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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-3 votes
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(@lald41)

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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5 votes
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(@bradbowman)

Economic Growth, Job Creation & Private Investment

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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-4 votes
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(@bradbowman)

Best Practices/Big Ideas

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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-1 votes
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(@bradbowman)

State & Local Governments

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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-2 votes
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(@bradbowman)

Wireless Broadband

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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2 votes
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(@bradbowman)

Fixed Broadband

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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-2 votes
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(@bradbowman)

Deployment

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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-3 votes
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(@bkissel)

E-Gov & Citizen Engagement

OpenID for Broadband.gov

How about adding OpenID (Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc.), Windows LiveID, Twitter, MySpaceID, and Hotmail support for registration and login and activity stream social publishing to allow your users to publish their comments here back to Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. This will make it much easier for anyone to participate and will also drive additional traffic back to your site from the social networks. Check... more »

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5 votes
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(@bamabargain)

Fixed Broadband

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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6 votes
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(@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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6 votes
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