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 »
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 »