FCC Wireless Broadband, Here and now we live in a self- publishing society thanks to the Internet and related technologies. The undermining of the U.S. copyright system by peer2peer file sharing abuse is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed now before it is too late. The good news is that there is a way to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. copyright system going forward if implemented promptly. We must act ...more »
We need to recognize that mobile computing is now a reality. Rather than allowing schools to buy cell phone jammers we should encourage them to employ smart phones for educational purposes. Imagine if students always have the opportunity to learn wherever they are. A GIS system coupled with locational-aware datasets could make this possible. When they go to the skatepark they could find out how many injuries have occurred ...more »
Build the physical broadcasting towers and rent space to telecommunications companies so we don't have multiple towers standing next to each other.
The FCC has been tasked with developing a National Broadband Plan by February 17, 2010, and has requested input. Most of the comments filed to date deal with a myriad of technology issues rather than approaching the creation of this plan based on the economic constraints that must be overcome in order to provide broadband to as much of the U.S. population as is practical. 2. The goal of providing broadband ...more »
I hope one goal in this National Broadband Plan process is broadband video-capable hand held computers worldwide, so that One Laptop per Child countries, for example, may be able to access the web (and open teaching and learning opportunities, such as at the open World University & School wiki, - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University). I hope the U.S. can integrate ...more »
In 2003, Buddenberg of the US Navy writes a paper entitled “Radio WAN Media Access Protocol” in which he outlined five requirements for a future radio-WAN MAC. These requirements would pertain to any solution, not just a satellite communications one. 1. The primary requirement is to discipline network nodes so they transmit one at a time. The solution space becomes restricted to scheduling and polling algorithms by recognition ...more »
Verizon just increased the cost of mobile wireless broadband and they are making it mandatory on what they call "advanced phones", which will be most of the new phones. Obviously, we have a mono/duopolistic model that doesn't work. See the link http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Verizons-New-Wireless-Pricing-Is-An-Insult-104386.
There is one ISP thru the electric coops thru the rural America is putting in fixed wireless broadband. It is absorbing all the bandwidth at the major nodes right now to give broadband to rural America. When this ISP finishes it's job rural America will have the best communication and Internet in the US. It will be better than what they get in the cities and suburbs right now. It will make the telecoms and cable network ...more »
Use the Analog TV towers to send and receive broadband Internet connections since they already exist and reach nearly every American. Stop selling these frequencies to private companies who hoard them for their own selfish gain. Start using these frequencies for the general public. Make broadband free like our highway system and fund it through taxes on companies who leverage the system for their new services. The ...more »
Promote joint ventures of public and private for the the public safety vehicles, i.e. fire, ems and police forces. Utilizing the locally owned fiber of the city, county, hospitals and communication carriers for providing reduced rates or free services to the local entities for public safety.
Another helpful little feature would be allowing phones to AT LEAST do the useful PDA things stored on the phone when there is no signal/service available. I've had a couple of different phones that, when you are not close enough to a cellular tower, you can't even tell what time it is. You can't see your contacts (including emergency contacts). You can't see your calendar (and any reminders you set won't 'ring'). ...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 »