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Net Neutrality Is Vitally Needed, even in Cities

SImply this: do NOT hand the future of a healthy internet to private telecommunications companies to run as they see fit. They have already proven themselves to be only concerned with profit maximization, pure and simple. They want to stifle growth and competition, and have already tried to do so. Lobby money is no way to administer the largest global communication network ever. I live a mere 10 miles from San Jose ...more »

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Do not fund satellite broadband or puny 768k/200k service

For the past six years my wife and I have lived in a rural area and worked out of our home. We've survived (barely) with satellite broadband, and are now paying $100 a month for service from HughesNet. It claims to be about 1.5m down / 300k up, but often fails to perform to that spec. There are times when we have to drive almost 30 minutes to a coffee shop where we can get a WiFi connection when the satellite connection ...more »

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Modernize the federal Universal Service Program

The National Broadband Plan should include the Federal Communications Commissions' plans to modernize the federal Universal Service Program to support affordable, universal, landline, and wireless broadband.

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Force the Telecommunications Industry to fall in-line in the US and remind them who is really in charge

Bring the US back to the top 10 countries of the world in terms of Internet connectivity. Force the phone companies to stop gouging us on broadband access over slow and antiquated xDSL technology. Take the "dark fiber" sitting in the ground and use it. Bring fiber to the "last mile" and up to the doorsteps of everyone, not just the big companies who can afford to put their own in. And offer high-speed internet for ...more »

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We need both wireline and wireless solutions, but only wireline solutions can deliver bandwidth-intensive broadband internet to

This idea is focused on ensuring that we don't waste our time and money deploying wireless internet solutions that will not meet our future needs for homes across America. Doing it right is expensive, but doing it wrong and sacrificing our future would be far worse and more expensive in the long run. In the Policy Brief, "Municipal Broadband: Demystifying Wireless and Fiber-Optic Options" (1), Christopher Mitchell states: ...more »

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Cabinet-level Priority

The National Broadband Plan should recommend that President Obama promote policies to stimulate both demand for, and supply of, robust and affordable broadband. The President should direct the heads of all federal departments and agencies to take specific action to: * Ensure that affordable, robust broadband is available to all Americans; * Include the use of broadband in meeting the mission of their agency; ...more »

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A Business Case for Unserved Areas - Broadband Enterprise Zones

Broadband rollout is going well in areas where demand and market forces sufficiently incentivize private network companies, and federal actions must not devalue or weaken incentives for private investment. But there obviously remains the problem of areas where, for reasons of geography, population density, or other issues, a business case for deploying broadband is a challenge. At the same time the policy tool box ...more »

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don't forget the poor and remote regions of the US

get BB to the poor remote regions of the US too

Submitted by (@gnc000)

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Give me fiber, or give me death

I want a municipally owned fiber optic network (last mile) where service providers for internet/TV/phone compete for my business.

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Extend Network Availability

There are many people that don't have access to broadband, because they live out in rural areas. I feel real lucky to have fiber optics at home, but I would like to see these fiber optic networks expanded out to rural communities. Unlike cable and traditional copper telephone wiring, single mode fiber optic cable can carry signals up to 62 miles before having to be repeated! This is an ideal solution for bringing broadband, ...more »

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Broadband in Public Housing

The National Broadband Plan should include a plan to stimulate the supply of broadband in low-income communities by requiring as a condition for receipt of federal funding that public housing and other public buildings have robust broadband access available to all residents and tenants.

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Targeted Programs

The National Broadband Plan should include plans to initiate and expand programs to extend broadband to persons with disabilities, seniors, minorities, Native Americans, and other populations that are too often on the wrong side of the digital divide.

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