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Satellite Broadband

Satellite broadband is a rural/remote product and should be a component of the broadband initiative. Technology has improved greatly in recent years for satellite broadband. With new techniques latency is not an issue. High cost terminals have been replaced with compact, low-cost ones. Service costs mirror terrestrial counter-parts. The new satellite technologies being used in other parts of the world offer affordable, ...more »

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Online Gaming youth vs adult

In the online video gaming world the only effort seen to elevate adult gamers from children is equafax. With assumed identity never knowing the age of the other gamer and with the competiveness in game sometimes things or words get a bit out of hand. It seems the older gamers are in one category of bad for our youth and the youth who in most occasions say the worst are the victim. The ESRB ratings system is a great ...more »

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Promote for those without access and not upgrade those with existing services !

Not that anyone of any importance will ever see this but I will spell out my rant here with this corrupt national broadband initiative that is controlled by the big telco giants. Thsi plan should have been paid to the millions on an individual basis to be able to get high speed satellite internet and not paid to the telco's since they are doing nothing more than upgrading the services to those in gated or upscale communities ...more »

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Alternative Media for Posting Broadband Workshops

Have you considered turnign the presentations into Podcasts that can be downloaded onto Ipods? Apple should be excited to support this effort.

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Satellite Used and Subsidized Where Appropriate

Satellite cost/speed offerings currently available do not meet the broadband needs of rural communities. Satellite is still the most cost effective way to reach areas of extremely low population density. Identifying those for whom Satellite is the most effective means of providing broadband (with a reasonable 5m/1m speed and subsidizing it through a revamped Universal Service Fund is one solution. The subsidies would ...more »

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My humble thought - billing

Pick a product that is available in the market to measure TRUE line speed and require providers to bill at those speeds. (Hughes used to have a product that would tell you the connect speed at xxxx time. Both the provider and customer has access to that data base). ex: (whatever dollar number is determined by some committee) 786 kbps = $20 per month 2,100 kbps = $ 50 per month Whatever sliding scale. This ...more »

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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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Identify, target, and then fund

First identify the areas that are underserved and unserved, then evaluate the stimulus applications that propose to serve those areas. Without identifying the area of need, first, the process risks the result that many underserved areas are better built out, but that unserved areas remain.

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Serve america first

serve the un served first then the under served and after that you can worry about other stuff like healthcare and the environment.

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Powerline internet

A lot of people are poo-pooing the idea of of delivering internet over powerline because it isn't as fast as cable. Quite honestly I'm sick of hearing it--you know what is SLOW--dial-up and satellite! And the rural locations those are currently the only two options available at this time--unless you're lucky enough to get cell phone coverage--then you might even have the option of 3G -- hold the oohs and ahhs. While ...more »

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Use Satellite and dial-up ISP customer account lists as the starting point for better broadband.

After we bought a foreclosure/fixer upper in Memphis,TN, my spouse and I found ourselves in a 2.5 year saga to get decent internet service--within sight of the city. The house had ISDN, but AT&T was reluctant to activate it. They refused to put in a port for DSL, saying they were full in our area (but check back), and left us with dial up that routinely was half the speed of the dial up account we had in central Memphis ...more »

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Just Run the Wires

Just get me something, anything. The only option I have right now is $60/month for wireless "broadband" via a cell phone carrier and I'm limited to 5 gigabytes / month. That's twice what it should cost for less than half of what I need. And that's not even 3G wireless. Would you pay for that? I haven't yet. So I'm stuck with dial-up because I moved into this house before the Internet was hardly even heard of back ...more »

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