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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »