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Wireless Broadband

Bandwidth Squatting

Wireless broadband has the POTENTIAL of allowing true competition, assuming the radio bandwidth isn't all bought up and 'reserved' by corporations just for the sake of controlling it.

If a wireless or broadcast company buys up radio spectrum bandwidth from the FCC, but then doesn't SUBSTANTIALLY USE IT, that bandwidth should be re-auctioned.

In other words, if someone buys up all the VHF spectrum they can, just to prevent... more »

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Wireless Broadband

Don't forget the backhaul connections

I'm a teleworker suffering from high-latency 3G access. I'd pay a lot for real Internet access instead of the low quality ATT and Verizon 3G - I have both since neither one works all the time.

Part of the problem is the backhaul connections are terribly oversubscribed. Verizon, ATT are happy to sell lots of 3G devices, but building the infrastructure cuts into their profits.

Create standards and requirements for backhaul... more »

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Make sure phones WORK AT ALL when there is no connection.

Another helpful little feature would be allowing phones to AT LEAST do the useful PDA things stored on the phone when there is no signal/service available.

I've had a couple of different phones that, when you are not close enough to a cellular tower, you can't even tell what time it is. You can't see your contacts (including emergency contacts). You can't see your calendar (and any reminders you set won't 'ring').... more »

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Wireless Broadband

Citizen's Band Network

The FCC should allocate a CB Digital Network band on 900 MHz to United States citizens. This network should go ~15 miles (or more) at speeds ranging from 1 MB/s (far) to 54 MB/s (close). The spectrum should be alloted, not the modulations, so they can change quickly. They should be lightly regulated, like the 27 MHz CB band.

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Unknown Forum

Bring More Attention To This Site. I see the newest postings are over a year old! If this is a place for information for the public, why is it not mentioned on their Facebook page?

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Wireless Broadband

Internet + LPTV = Rural Broadband?

Allowing a different modulation scheme besides those of NTSC or ATSC in a 6 MHz TV channel (that would have the same power spectral density and emissions mask imperatives as is currently required in a TV channel) would enable LPTV and TV Translators to do broadband. And would do so using existing infrastructure and existing licensed spectrum. No need for insentive auctions or repacking, and It would create large cover... more »

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How United States Ranks Compared To Other Countries Broadband...

I posted this on Twitter before, but I am not sure if everyone here saw it or uses Twitter. Thought it would be good to repost here. Here's the link which provides very specific data on Broadband (High Speed Access) and how the United States compares to various broadband areas in other countries. http://bit.ly/11J4Vk

Guess What? We're NOT number one! Even though this is an infrastructure that we started with the first... more »

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Restore pro competitive, innovative common sense Net regulations

Before Bush & Cheney were in the White House we had 30 + years of common sense, pro consumer, pro competitive Internet regulations banning mega mergers between big ISPs, forcing them to share their infrastructure with smaller ISPs, offer cheap Internet access to smaller ISPs at wholesale prices so they can then resell broadband Internet access cheaply to their own customers -- The Ma Bell system was broken up to create... more »

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What happened to all that Dark Fiber?

Broadband access in Europe and Japan is faster and cheaper than in the US. I thought the US was #1 in everything, what happened?

I pay $50 per month for supposedly 15Mbps, but I only get 3Mbps most days. In Germany you get the same speed, plus cable channels for the same price.

and lastly, why is the US broken, unlike Germany and Japan. Nothing works here for the average citizen, not telecommunications, health care,... more »

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Make Broadband A Right

The US should follow the Finnish example and make it a legal right to bring at a minimum of 1 Mbps to begin with and then 100 Mbps Internet to ALL Americans. And if providers must impose a cap, then it should be a daily cap instead of a monthly cap like other countries are imposing (25 GB a day vs 250 GB a month). It would be better if there weren't any at all, because people are already streaming movies that require... more »

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SAY NO TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE-GO ORANGE !

IT'S TIME TO STOP POLITICAL VIOLENCE NOW...SAY NO TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE BY PUTTING ON AN ORANGE RIBBON THIS 21 st SEPTEMBER , WHICH IS THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEACE..Below is a letter to the Zambian President. As for all of those peace loving people you can make copies of the letter bellow and have it sent to your leader ! It Time to Go Orange Now !

Mr. R.B. Banda- Most Urgent
President of the Christian Republic... more »

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Shared/open high-speed networks across telecom operators

Follow The Economist's lead: "The best solution would be to require telecoms operators to open their high-speed networks to rivals on a wholesale basis, as is the case almost everywhere in the industrialised world."

America thrives when business and governments converge to compete and regulate according to our principles of free trade, open market access and vigorous competition. The internet and broadband access should... more »

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Planet of Earth Energy Crisis

Dear Sir

 

Subject mater all our the World facing Energy problem So I am try to explain a idea for Old & New Dams / Reservoirs Hydel Civil Design can move in architectural Transition to increase our energy potential Because we are losing heavy quantum of already storage water in our Big Dams to generate past technology now need to convert into New theory of Technology.

 

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Planet of Earth Energy Crisis.

Dear Sir,

The Subject matter is all over the World facing Energy problem, So I am trying to
Explain an idea for Old & New Dams / Reservoirs Hydro electric projects Civil Design Geometry
Can be modifying in Architectural Transition to increase our energy potential. Because we are
Losing heavy quantum of already storage water in our Big Dams and its relevant projects to generate Hydro Electric old technology, Now it... more »

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Opportunities for Small & Disadvantaged Businesses

A Broadband MicroJobs Exchange

Freelancers in the IT field have a place where they can go and bid on small jobs to supplement their income. An example of this can be found at www.getafreelancer.com (for reference purposes only). I have worked with Telecom companies and I believe they would outsource a significant amount of their service calls to small and disadvantaged businessesonce it can be determined that the subcontractor does quality work.... more »

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