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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.



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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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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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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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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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Use Existing Analog TV Towers to provide free public broadband

Use the Analog TV towers to send and receive broadband Internet connections since they already exist and reach nearly every American. Stop selling these frequencies to private companies who hoard them for their own selfish gain. Start using these frequencies for the general public. Make broadband free like our highway system and fund it through taxes on companies who leverage the system for their new services. The... more »

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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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Eliminate Routers Entirely. Fund us at vator.tv/company/ether2.

In 2003, Buddenberg of the US Navy writes a paper entitled “Radio WAN Media Access Protocol” in which he outlined five requirements for a future radio-WAN MAC. These requirements would pertain to any solution, not just a satellite communications one.
1. The primary requirement is to discipline network nodes so they transmit one at a time. The solution
space becomes restricted to scheduling and polling algorithms by recognition... more »

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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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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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mesh networking infrastructure

Utilizing Mesh Networks in small areas to provide wireless service to remote and under serviced areas. Mesh systems can be added to existing line of sight utility poles to canvas a give area from one connection. Case in point we have seen complaints that high speed internet service is just out of range by using mesh systems and existing utility poles in a line of sight to position nodes for wireless reception large areas... more »

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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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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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