Fixed Broadband

Campaign: Fixed Broadband

FIX WHAT IS ALREADY THERE

In large unincorporated areas, such as in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California, Verizon has bought up lots of small town phone companies, centralized everything, and then allowed ALL of the thousands of miles of equipment to ROT. You can beg for service from some guy overseas with an unintelligible accent to tell you it will be a month or more for anyone to do anything about it. Cables are coming up out ...more »

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

Require an ISP to keep up todate on there network

If we are not going to be able to shop around for another ISP then we should be able to expect our ISP to have a stable network not over sold and running smooth at any time of the day. People all over America work different shifts and should be able to expect there service to perform at a standard 24/7. People always say Fiber runs more steady, we should be able to expect the same from copper if that's all we can have. ...more »

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GOV test agents not similar in speeds recorded

The testing agents MLAB and OOKLA were very different than tests completed at speedtest.net and speakeasy.net/speedtest. The other interesting event (I tested both twice) was the difference between then testing agents. My download speeds varied for MLAB @ 440kbps and OOKLA @ 2733 kbps. When using commercial test sites, I get 5600 - 5950 kbps routinely on my DSL high spped 6.0 service. Would like to see the advertised ...more »

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

Make Broadband a Universal Service

Yes, let's please improve broadband and its infrastructure in the United States. It is sad to note that the United States is ranked 12th or 13th--depending on the survey relied on--relative to other countries providing broadband, in terms of quality of service. I favor increasing the use of fiber optics, replacing old and problematic technology and extending broadband coverage to rural areas. As well, Congress should ...more »

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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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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

What we need is competition!

What we need is competition, in order to foster better service and higher speeds; we need line sharing, especially since the Internet backbone was built with taxpayer dollars. By allowing line sharing new companies can move into town and offer different services at a lower rate. We the tax payers built the backbone of the Internet, and it has been given to corporations – we need to take it back! Right now if I want faster ...more »

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

Stop telecoms from randomly cutting dry-loop connections

I have dry-loop DSL from AT&T. In the past year, I've had to have techs come out twice because some other repair person "accidentally" cut access to my house because they couldn't hear a dial tone on the line. The guy who came to repair it this time said that this happened all the time, and that non-DSL techs just don't know what to do. A friend of mine who has Sonic (another DSL provider) said that AT&T does this ...more »

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

National Broadband Plan

So the National Broadband Plan is to sort of play catch up while the tech leaders climb ahead? 100 meg fiber-optic to every home within 2 years might catch our country up with the leaders. If we ACTUALLY want to LEAD our "PLAN" needs a serious upgrade!

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

Internet Regulation

Please do not regulate the Internet. 1. America's wireless consumers enjoy the broadest range of innovative services and devices, lowest prices, highest usage levels, and most choices in the world. Why disrupt a market that’s working so well? 2. There is fierce competition for wireless and broadband customers. Competition drives innovation and encourages companies to develop products, services and applications ...more »

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Campaign: Fixed Broadband

Local Telcoms, Fixes, and Alternatives

The last Mile There are rural telephone companies that have no competition because of government protection. This is an old regulation and should be removed. These local independent telecoms do not have to worry about their infrastructure because of the lack of competition. As a result we have outdates lines that loose the connection several times a day due to rain, heat and wind. Now try running DSL in these conditions. ...more »

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New Copper-based Technology with Fiber-like Bandwidth

Let's summarize the proposed technology options for a National Broadband Strategy: Optical Fiber: - costs too much, - would put the nation in even more debt, - makes no economical sense in most geographies, - and will take far too long to deploy nationwide. As such fiber cannot reasonably be considered as the basis for a National Broadband Strategy. Wireless: - Limited spectrum ...more »

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