Smart Grid

Generating Mix

Distribution utilities should be required to provide near real-time information (at least hourly) on the mix of generation sources for the power being delivered in their system via Internet portals or APIs.

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(@ruth.bernstein2)

Broadband Consumer Context

Broadband Plan and Accessibility

Please consider designing the national broadband plan so it is accessible to people with all disabilities, including someone like me with a severe hearing disability. We require captioning of all videos and video type material. People with visual disabilities need JAWS or WindowEyes. Other disabilities have specific requirements, too. I suggest that companies working on expanding the national broadband system be... more »

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Wireless Broadband

Bring the United States mobile broadband pricing in line with the rest of the world.

The United States has the highest pricing for broadband access in the world. It also has the most confusing set of mobile broadband plans found anywhere. Don't let carriers confuse consumers with extra charges and small print. Simplify contracts with plain language and simplify plans with plain terms. Serve the consumer, not the carrier.

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Best Practices/Big Ideas

Plan needs a Digital Ecology vision to sustain healthy Broadband Media Ecosystems

Digital Ecology vision must inform the Plan to create sustainable broadband media ecosystems that serve the real needs of communities. Thanks to leading public interest advocates - here's a draft definition: Digital Ecology - An interactive, multidisciplinary inquiry of life in an increasingly digitized and technologically mediated environment. Digital Ecology explores how people interact with, are shaped by, and shape... more »

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Deployment

Net Neutrality Is Vitally Needed, even in Cities

SImply this: do NOT hand the future of a healthy internet to private telecommunications companies to run as they see fit. They have already proven themselves to be only concerned with profit maximization, pure and simple. They want to stifle growth and competition, and have already tried to do so. Lobby money is no way to administer the largest global communication network ever. I live a mere 10 miles from San Jose... more »

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(@christopher)

State & Local Governments

Ensure Community Networks are not Preempted

At a minimum, communities must be allowed to invest in their own networks. No community should be hamstrung by federal or state laws that prevent it from building a network when the community decides existing options are inferior and harming their vitality. Forcing some communities to beg for connectivity is degrading and un-American. If a community wants to build it themselves, they should have that right.

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(@billyroach)

Deployment

Online Gaming youth vs adult

In the online video gaming world the only effort seen to elevate adult gamers from children is equafax. With assumed identity never knowing the age of the other gamer and with the competiveness in game sometimes things or words get a bit out of hand. It seems the older gamers are in one category of bad for our youth and the youth who in most occasions say the worst are the victim. The ESRB ratings system is a great... more »

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E-Gov & Citizen Engagement

Move decisions into private sector industry groups

Tap into industry experts for decisions the way groups like the W3C does. Government bureaucrats have dubious qualifications for making this type of decision. Better yet, slowly transform the FCC out of the government and into an independent standards body. The only thing the government has a successful track record in is waging war. It is very, very good at that but not much else.

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