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November 02, 2007


Mark Van Patten

Thank you for thumping this.

Defining 200kps as broadband is a farce.

Here's the scary part: Kentucky (!) supposedly has the broadband model for the U.S.

Since we also have the second most powerful senator and a vicious fund raiser for Republicans, this is a real threat to holding back "real" broadband dispersal.

Keep thumping this will ya?


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What happened?"A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality: The Internet as we know it is fcinag a serious threat. There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called "net neutrality" and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect Internet freedom.In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to vote on a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet. That bill, and one that may come up for a key vote in the Senate in the next few weeks, would give the big phone and cable companies the power to pick and choose what you will be able to see and do on the Internet.Today the Internet is an information highway where anybody no matter how large or small, how traditional or unconventional has equal access. But the phone and cable monopolies, who control almost all Internet access, want the power to choose who gets access to high-speed lanes and whose content gets seen first and fastest. They want to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps for those who can't pay.Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all at stake in this fight. Please call your representative (202-224-3121) and let your voice be heard.Thanks for your time, your concern and your support.Eric Schmidt" --Summer 2006


net neutrality is flatnmendaluy a question of democratic modern communicationthe internet was designed to be a generic mode of communication, generic meaning it could be used for whatever one wanted to use it for. this is democratic, which itself just means power to the people. well if the owners of the internet infrastructure are allowed to do whatever they want to YOU when you use it, meaning not letting you use it for whatever you want, then that is not democratic. that is not a neutral net. that is like air that only vibrates some voices, or water that only wets some throats.


I'm trying to prtomoe the idea of a utility broadband channel, separated off from the bandwidth used to deliver consumer services.The point is that,up until now, broadband has been used simply to provide Internet access, telephony and television. However broadband can be also used for a range of other purposes. Broadband is basically an always-on channel for data. It can therefore be used to, for instance, support smart metering, allow remote management of electricity use to manage peak energy demand, deliver telecare and telehealth services, and support local security services. It also could be used to provide access to local services and information; including for instance local educational resources for schools, without data needing to be sent onto the internet and back.Many of these services are becoming increasingly important to deliver key Government Policy Agendas such as Smart Metering, Renewable Energy, fuel poverty, health and social care of the aging population and so on, and have a clear and growing economic valueSome of these can be done over wireless or the normal telephone line, but the low bandwidth and, more importantly, poor quality of service, limit the capabilities of the services offered.The problem is that there are a number of barriers to broadband being utilised in this way: Many people do not have broadband so a ubiquitous service cannot be provided At the moment these services could only be delivered over the Internet, which means that QoS is more difficult to guarantee. It also adds unnecessarily to the data transport costs of Communications Providers The Communications Providers could offer this over a VPN via their existing broadband service to customers, but this would require service providers to make arrangements with each Communications Provider separately It would also challenge the Communications Providers business model in that they are paid by the end customer to provide broadband internet access, but if service providers such as Hospitals paid for dedicated bandwidth to provide a channel into people's homes to deliver healthcare services, this would have to be taken away from the bandwidth they provide to the end userThe result Consumers are losing the benefits of valuable services Public policy objectives are more difficult to achieve Important revenue streams are being lost which could significantly contribute to the business case for upgrading the broadband infrastructure in the UK Business opportunities are being lostA PropositionThat a universal service obligation be laid on all owners of networks providing superfast broadband services to customers to provide a dedicated and firewalled channel to all homes, separate to that used to deliver conventional triple play. The channel would be funded through the providers of services over it and could potentially provide a significant income stream to the network owner.The bandwidth required is for negotiation and may depend partly on the capacity of the network, but could indicatively be 2Mbs symmetrical.It would need to be managed as an open access network and used to deliver services from a range of providers, who would pay according to a clear and transparent funding mechanism.The time is ripe for this, as the extra revenues it would provide would add to the business case for the move to superfast broadband, which, in turn would provide spare capacity to make it easy to provide an open channel to deliver these services.


thanks brothers for the nice advecis that you had given above and yesi agree to you all that in philippines stil need lots of improvment for internet providers that all they saying is all lies.i recently buy smartbro power plugit 5mbps speed and when we buy we ask that in my locationg it can works thy say yes with full signal so we buy that and we chek ahh its really shit on me its give us only a GPRS connection and abt 3G ahh evn no single bar and we ask to smartbro thy saying thy will report abt this bt until now its not wrking.browsing takes to load a webpage morethan 3mins and voice and video chatting its really sucks.every min thy dc and makes me so arrogant.so we try to buy wimax from globe and what i read here now i decide not to buy cz of wasting lot of money and result is a BIG ZERO ..


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