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Physics 101: You can't separate fixed from wireless.

Adding new spectrum is a stop-gap measure at best. Double the amount of spectrum and you've only bought a few years of capacity growth. Then what? Long-term wireless broadband growth can only be accommodated through femtocellular architectures which allow greater frequency reuse -- the implication being that we will eventually need access points or base stations on every home and business.

If we don't have net-neutrality... more »

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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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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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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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Spectrum for Broadband from Microwave Frequencies, not Broadcast

TO: FCC

FROM: James Edwin Whedbee

RE: Broadband Plan

To the Commission:

I am the owner of KZJW-LD. I continue to hear about suggestions by the Commission staff that the FCC intends to allow broadband providers to occupy television broadcast frequencies by removing broadcasters. After the digital TV conversion, citizens are having greater difficulty getting important TV broadcasts (like Tornado/Storm Warnings,... more »

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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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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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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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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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Low cost broadband

I feel that the national broadband plan,if it is to work,needs to be afforadable for everyone in the us. Since it seems evrything is going up but our paychecks. Low coast affordable broadband for all

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'Unlimited'

If a carrier claims 'unlimited' broadband, why are they allowed to then LIMIT IT? Either by charging criminally high rates, or by cutting service off, or by other methods.

 

Make some definitions. You know, like 'unlimited' means 'unlimited'. See if they sell any '3G wireless' when they tell you that streaming one movie will blow your 'unlimited' download budget.

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Wireless Cell Broadband: Why $60.00 monthly + 5GB data limit?

I remember growing up in Chambless, Calif on old route 66, 10 miles East of Amboy. Only after someone died did the phone company install phone lines to the homes. Now, I reside in the Mojave Desert again and again face the same thing except it involves not having DSL or cable access. Our "tax" involves having to pay an additional $40.00 for the only broadband option: Verizon wireless. This adds up to a "punitive" fee... 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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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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