I'm a teleworker suffering from high-latency 3G access. I'd pay a lot for real Internet access instead of the low quality ATT and Verizon 3G - I have both since neither one works all the time. Part of the problem is the backhaul connections are terribly oversubscribed. Verizon, ATT are happy to sell lots of 3G devices, but building the infrastructure cuts into their profits. Create standards and requirements for backhaul ...more »
TO: FCC FROM: James Edwin Whedbee RE: Broadband Plan To the Commission: I am the owner of KZJW-LD. I continue to hear about suggestions by the Commission staff that the FCC intends to allow broadband providers to occupy television broadcast frequencies by removing broadcasters. After the digital TV conversion, citizens are having greater difficulty getting important TV broadcasts (like Tornado/Storm Warnings, ...more »
Wireless broadband has the POTENTIAL of allowing true competition, assuming the radio bandwidth isn't all bought up and 'reserved' by corporations just for the sake of controlling it. If a wireless or broadcast company buys up radio spectrum bandwidth from the FCC, but then doesn't SUBSTANTIALLY USE IT, that bandwidth should be re-auctioned. In other words, if someone buys up all the VHF spectrum they can, just to prevent ...more »
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 »
The FCC should allocate a CB Digital Network band on 900 MHz to United States citizens. This network should go ~15 miles (or more) at speeds ranging from 1 MB/s (far) to 54 MB/s (close). The spectrum should be alloted, not the modulations, so they can change quickly. They should be lightly regulated, like the 27 MHz CB band.
Some points to keep our internet the way it is now working. Remember when AT&T was broken up? The mess that was created is still not fixed. The internet is NOT broken so do not try to fix it. I have listed a few points to consider. 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 ...more »
Creation of broadband mapping databases is necessary but not sufficient. There is a need for publicly accessible web services beyond simple search interfaces. Federally supported contracts with selected state mapping service providers should provide for standard web services using a common broadband mapping schema.
Adding new spectrum is a stop-gap measure at best. Double the amount of spectrum and you've only bought a few years of capacity growth. Then what? Long-term wireless broadband growth can only be accommodated through femtocellular architectures which allow greater frequency reuse -- the implication being that we will eventually need access points or base stations on every home and business. If we don't have net-neutrality ...more »
Bring More Attention To This Site. I see the newest postings are over a year old! If this is a place for information for the public, why is it not mentioned on their Facebook page?
Allowing a different modulation scheme besides those of NTSC or ATSC in a 6 MHz TV channel (that would have the same power spectral density and emissions mask imperatives as is currently required in a TV channel) would enable LPTV and TV Translators to do broadband. And would do so using existing infrastructure and existing licensed spectrum. No need for insentive auctions or repacking, and It would create large cover ...more »
Title: Using Broadband Infrastructure to promote Jobs Creation, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Education through the building of Social Entrepreneurship and Asset-Based Community Development modalities. The primary outcome expectations of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) include significant jobs creation, promotion of economic recovery and assistance to those most impacted by the ...more »
Utilizing Mesh Networks in small areas to provide wireless service to remote and under serviced areas. Mesh systems can be added to existing line of sight utility poles to canvas a give area from one connection. Case in point we have seen complaints that high speed internet service is just out of range by using mesh systems and existing utility poles in a line of sight to position nodes for wireless reception large areas ...more »