I am disabled vet and use the internet to access the world outside my home. My broadband provider, Comcast, limits usage of the internet and threatens to disconnect service should you exceed the limit. If you watch a few sporting events or movies it is quite easy to exceed the limit. As such I must monitor usage and curtail my broadband access for fear of exceeding the limit. 100 mbps at a mininum and extended coverage... more »
Accessibility for People with Disabilities
The FCC's development of a national broadband plan represents a unique opportunity to assure that the nation's investment in a broadband infrastructure is accessible to all Americans. The Plan is intended to guide the nation's effort to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth and opportunity by accelerating the use and impact of broadband technology. This investment is predicated on the transformative power of broadband... more »
Not all people can afford to get a broadband connection. With the economy in the shape that it is in, and will more than likely be in a bad situation for a good while, people with disabilities and unemployeed workers are not going to be able to buy a plan of any kind. Internet connection is a valuable resourse not only for the disabled/unemployeed, but all American citizens. From students to parents. It can be a very... more »
There's a captioned video on the following page:
It has a link to the FCC hearing at Gallaudet on October 6, 2009. While it is captioned, it takes a long time to sit through the videos and read captions. Can a transcript of the video be provided in an HTML format?
- Make sure that all broadband applications and services are accessible to users and to administrators; those good sysadmin jobs should be open to candidates with disabilities. - Make sure that the business processes are accessible, too. Things like signing up for an account, getting and paying bills, and technical support need to be easy to use for everyone. - Outreach and adoption activities should target consumers... more »
I'm disabled and work from home often. The slow internet connectivity in my area doesn't allow me to fully take advantage of PCoIP technology to work from home reasonably. We have 800 employees interested in Gig service at home, some disabled, some not. We've invested a lot in this work-from-home program, but the infrastructure needs to support faster connections with lower latencies for business customers who have people... more »
Promote regulated access to broadband for people with age disabilities like minors, as already required by law as requested ordered by the supreme Court in the writ of mandamus supplemental brief attached.