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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
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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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with best regards.

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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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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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Digital Terrestrial TV Stations

With the recent switch from analog to digital complete,the side bands/sub carriers should be alloted to small and niche networks for radio and data usage as this is Public Spectrum from which the ABC NBC,CBS Fox etc are making millions from over the air broadcast (Free TV).There is ample capacity especially for audio and data.Is there some Techie who can provide info and comment? FCC should encourage and mandate the Networks... more »

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Time for fiberoptic

My understanding is that it took the FCC to force the phone companies to turn loose of DSL and allow all ISPs to provide DSL service. I pay my phone company for a “high speed” DSL line of 3M/640k, but I never get that. Just ran the test and got 1633k Down and 537k Up.

I get almost daily ads from Qwest that I can get much higher speeds if I change to fiberoptic. However my ISP says the only way I can get fiberoptic service... more »

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Adopt a Standard for an Open Home (Video) Gateway Device

The concept of an open home gateway is one of the least noticed and most important of the components of a national broadband plan, and I believe the US is at a critical crossroads.

On one path is an incredible opportunity:
*to help close the digital divide,
*to create an entire ecosystem of connected TV that allow a freedom of communication that can quickly reach virtually all citizens,
*to create entire new industries... more »

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Make Broadband Delivery Like A Utility

To achieve the goal of supporting a wide range of applications in diversified fields, broadband itself must first be simplified to be like a utility that concentrates on delivering resources only. Otherwise, users will be distracted by broadband issues and can not focus on applications of interest. This is particularly true for home environment where technical support staff in any form should not be expected to be a norm.... more »

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No more bandwidth caps!

There are several cable companies out there who are limiting their users to 250GB of bandwidth per month and some even charge for going over and that's not at all appropriate in a society that can far exceed those limits. We should be allowed to use our connection as we please and do what we want with it without having to worry about going over a bandwidth limit. Hosting home servers should be allowed without having... more »

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Forget speed, what about access??

Some of us have NO ACCESS at all to Broadband. What's it gonna take?? This isn't about pricing~ I pay *more* to have two phone lines so that I'm not bumped off the dial-up, and so that people can actually reach me. And I pay the same in this area for dial up as people who have low-end Broadband. This is obscene!! Broadband is not offered to us because we live in rural Arkansas. We've been clamoring for years for... more »

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