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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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State & Local Governments

The removal of pastors from TV

To all of you who are demanding that. The FCC remove any and all word of GOD from TV and radio. Why are you forcing your views on us that watch and listen to the programs? I do not force mine on you. The answer you seek is easy. JUST CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!!!!!! How hard is that?? I guess to an idiot like you are it is kinda hard to figure out how to use a remote. or may you too lazy to get up and walk to the TV and pus... more »

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Best Practices/Big Ideas

Asymmetric Charging to discourage BitTorrents

Most of us know what purpose BitTorrents are used for. However there is no effective way of blocking BitTorrents without compromising on Net Neutrality.

If the ISP provider charges not for total volume of data but based on direction of traffic it can be effectively addressed. Most of the users of BitTorrents generate abnormally high volume (factor of mangnitude of 100 to 1000) of upload data traffic, than normal websurfers.... more »

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Education

Imagine if ... Every Child had a PC and a E-book Reader

I attended an FCC discussion meeting on the National Broadband Plan where the first item on the audience’s homework list was “Imagine if … every child had a PC and an e-book reader”. They cited the case of a rural Texas school with 28 year old textbooks as an example. I don’t have to stretch my imagination to envision this scenario. I live in a Silicon Valley school district and we already have connectivity and PCs in... more »

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Public Safety & Homeland Security

Emergency

In the event of a national emergency, internet traffic to communicate with government computer systems (i.e. www.fbi.gov) should be given traffic priority in the event of a spike in traffic due to a catastrophic event.

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Broadband Consumer Context

FREEE BROADBAND W/O THE GOV'T

Most of these comments are good, real good, but I kinda get a little worried when the gov't decides to give a helping hand to a system. There should be free broadband internet for everybody regardless of income. It is getting so that people actually need the internet and have trouble getting it even when they are paying anywhere from $40 to $100 a month!!!
This why I believe the broadband internet should be free to... more »

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Fixed Broadband

AT&T asks the FCC to require wireline phones to switch to cell

In its filing dated December 21 09 and the company called upon the Commission to begin consideration of a formal deadline for the transition of all wireline customers to a wireless system comprising broadband and IP-based connectivity -- refraining from referring to 3G or 4G services in a cellular context. AT&T's reasoning: Carriers can no longer afford to maintain the old network while simultaneously building out the... more »

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Public Safety & Homeland Security

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Solar Flare Protections

I recommend that broadband networks be shielded to the extent required to keep several communications ports functional serving each city and town after an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or after an intense solar flare event. Our society is becoming so highly dependent on the Internet and broadband communication that this communication needs to be protected against events that can disable most or the entire communications... more »

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Identify, target, and then fund

First identify the areas that are underserved and unserved, then evaluate the stimulus applications that propose to serve those areas. Without identifying the area of need, first, the process risks the result that many underserved areas are better built out, but that unserved areas remain.

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Health Care

Tax Code

The National Broadband Plan should recommend that the Internal Revenue Code treat qualified health care information technology as a depreciable asset

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Wireless Broadband

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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Fixed Broadband

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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State & Local Governments

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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