Stop confusing Broadband with The Internet so that we can get a connected infrastructure instead of billable paths. http://frankston.com/?N=BI. Speed easy but availability is far more important -- 24×7×X×Y×Z wired and wireless.
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 »
Pick a product that is available in the market to measure TRUE line speed and require providers to bill at those speeds. (Hughes used to have a product that would tell you the connect speed at xxxx time. Both the provider and customer has access to that data base). ex: (whatever dollar number is determined by some committee) 786 kbps = $20 per month 2,100 kbps = $ 50 per month Whatever sliding scale. This... more »
Create laws for content creators and musicians and songwriters to get paid for there work, a blanket license. Also allow content creators to do direct deals with Fios Internet providers, no Government, just people 2 people.
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 »
A lot of people are poo-pooing the idea of of delivering internet over powerline because it isn't as fast as cable. Quite honestly I'm sick of hearing it--you know what is SLOW--dial-up and satellite! And the rural locations those are currently the only two options available at this time--unless you're lucky enough to get cell phone coverage--then you might even have the option of 3G -- hold the oohs and ahhs. While... 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.
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 »
Most people do not know the difference. The former is Megabits per second, the latter is Megabytes per second. 1Mbps is 8 times slower than 1MBps. For quite some time now, the byte has been the standard for measurement in computing. It's quite deceptive to consumers to advertise with a non-standard form of measurement that most people don't even know there is a difference. It gets confusing to me sometimes. If I need... more »
AT&T Uverse Internet is ultra fast BUT it's not in every area, I think that should be a priority, they have download speeds up to 24Mbps at a affordable price but they require you to have TV service too, I think they should offer internet by itself and make the wonderful service available every where.
I've found some interesting ideas in this document:
I wonder if anyone has input on them? The questions about:
* Authority in learning?
* Classroom vs virtual?
* Learning vs participating?
I would appreciate any feedback or comments on this and what it means to you in your classroom, school or other educational domain. Thanks - Steve
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 »
Most of the time the simple solution normally is the better one. The main problem is to satisfied every player in the Broadband sector Carriers,Providers and consumers. A multifunctional solution should include all this sector involve in a national plan. So we propose a simple one. Internet3. Learning from past mistakes and the government taking in mind all sector involves on this matter migrate to a new Digital and... more »
1. Simplify administrative process by creating a critical pathway that can be applied to 95% or better of the projects. Current program is so adminstratively cumbersome that less than 5% of the funds have been disbursed in the first 2 years of the program. 2. Expand funding to cover all telemedicine peripherals currently covered by USDA grant program. Why should there be different standards? 3. Ease Stark provisions... more »
There is a technology that can service communities with BroadBand Service that includes i) Land Telephone ii) Internet Service iii) Television Service iv) Mobile Phone Service v) Home network on the go. vi) Two-way radio with Video and document transfer features. And all other teleshopping features that could include... more »