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FCC / Comcast / Time Warner / Clearwire Need to Step It Up

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 »

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National Broadband Plan

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 »

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Worldwide Broadband for Video-capable Hand Held Computers / Economic Benefits to U.S. of Wiring the World

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 »

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Do not fix what is not broken!

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 »

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A copy of my orginal Broadband Plan filing with the FCC

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 »

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The Undermining of the U.S. Copyright System is an Urgent Matter - Mobile Networks Can Revive the Integrity of Copyrights

FCC Wireless Broadband,

Here and now we live in a self- publishing society thanks to the Internet and related technologies. The undermining of the U.S. copyright system by peer2peer file sharing abuse is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed now before it is too late.

The good news is that there is a way to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. copyright system going forward if implemented promptly. We must act... more »

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Encourage Wireless Companies to Unlock Phones at End of Contracts

Most people like purchasing cheaper, subsidized cell phones. Carriers are able to do this because they will regain some of the lost cost of buying a phone over time with a contract. However, once a contract is up one should no longer be forced be locked in with the same carrier on a cell phone we bought. The FCC should encourage wireless companies to allow phones to unlock the phone's sim card slot so it can work with... more »

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Broadband in Rural America

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 »

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Limited duration exclusivity

As patents have always been, phone to carrier exclusivity should be something that is only allowed for a certain period of time. The iPhone being exclusive to AT&T is the best example of this situation continuing at the detriment of consumers.

Limitless exclusivity encourages monopoly, which has frequently lead to unkind business practices. Whereas putting a time limit on exclusivity protections allow new players/technologies... more »

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Disallow forced services

Biggest example is with the iPhone. You cannot purchase one from AT&T to use on their network without subscribing to their iPhone data plan. If you only want to use it for voice and Wi-Fi, you are out of luck. They require this additional service charge. This is clearly not in the best interest of the consumer.
Likewise, if I wanted to get a phone and pay for data only, and use VoIP for the occasional phone call,... more »

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Open New Spectrum

The National Broadband Plan should direct federal policymakers to open underutilized spectrum currently reserved for both public and private use for a new generation of wireless devices that will provide robust broadband service over great distances and rough terrain without interference to existing licensed uses.

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End the lockdown of mobile devices.

If I bought a computer, I would expect to be able to utilize all the functionality of that computer. Why are phones different?

Many phones have GPS receivers built in. Many of these are disabled by the carriers. You may re-enable the receivers by paying a monthly fee to the carrier. That is wrong.

The same is true for applications. Many carriers only allow applications that have been signed by them to be installed... more »

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Mobile Data Plans

If I have a mobile data plan, I should be able to tether the phone to my computer without having to pay an additional fee.

 

I own my phone. If there is a tethering app available on it, I should be able to utilize this app. Who are the telcos to control what I do on a device that I own?

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Require Cell Companies to go wi-fi

I think the solution to cost, and "internet ubiquity" is to force the Cell networks to go to a overall wifi network that is interchangeable and able to be used by everyone. Compete on price and innovation, not hangups. The fact is our internet capability is "below par" and our cell network is below standard as well. Let's boost them up with a standards based open approach. This allows for lower costs for cell companies,... more »

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