At a minimum, communities must be allowed to invest in their own networks. No community should be hamstrung by federal or state laws that prevent it from building a network when the community decides existing options are inferior and harming their vitality. Forcing some communities to beg for connectivity is degrading and un-American. If a community wants to build it themselves, they should have that right.
Broadband access can play a much larger role in ameliorating profligate energy waste through reducing the need for daily physical office worker commuting. Yet many municipalities don't take into account telecommuting and remote presence when trying to plan for greener urban-suburban land use and transit. The paradigm of physically moving masses of office workers back and forth every day is clearly coming to an end, but... more »
Don't forget to include Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other territories!
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 »
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 »
"Ambient Connectivity" is the ability to assume connectivity anywhere and anytime.