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  1. Pass a law/rule that prevent companies like TWC, Comcast, etc from being monopolies. Make them share thier lines with competitors.

    Pass a law/rule that prevent companies like TWC, Comcast, etc from being monopolies. Make them share their lines with competitors.

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        • If you don't know the docket number - how do you find it?

          The new design has a list of the 10 most popular dockets, but finding others requires a priori knowledge of the docket number - a major problem.

          An old approach to this problem for OET dockets still lingers in the chaos of the current site:http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/docket_comments/

          This would be a good model for docket in general that don't make the top 10. Indeed, finding comment due dates in general shouldn't be so difficult.

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          • Do we really need to pay someone to update a Facebook and Twitter account using taxpayer dollars?

            The FCC does not need a Facebook account. The twitter feed should simply be the information coming straight from the public released documents. Taxpayer dollars should not go towards paying someone to post on these services.

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            • I can't find stuff, like CORES, ULS, FRN logins on the new site. The new site looks more like FCC hype than a useful tool for licensees.

              Please provide a homepage link that clearly heads to the existing tools. No reason to get rid of older pages that worked so well, and that we have become familiar with.

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              • how do you find your local franchise authority

                the website directs you to file complaints with the local franchise authority, how do i find out who that is?

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                    • Create Forums to get the People Involved

                      Create a Forums on the site and link articles and ideas to the forums. So not only do we get general comments, but people can also become involved and have a voice in their government and in the FCC. The most important part of the FCC is communication, which this would help accomplish.

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                            • Whatever happen to "Layman's Terms"? Why is the FCC website so difficult to understand?

                              I want to an asset to my community by applying myself and obtaining a Ham license but I got a headache after one hour on your site and never finding what I was looking for. Here is a simply question:How much for a lifetime Ham Radio operators license? After one hour,I still couldn't find the answer.

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                              • NO CELL PHONES ON AIRPLANES

                                The news media has reported that the FCC is considering allowing airplane passengers to use their cellphones for calling and receiving calls while flying on commercial planes above the United States. As things are now the airlines sell you a seat for air travel that is to narrow and to close to the seat in front of you to allow your knees to touch the seat in fron of you. They charge to check your baggage and to pick the location of the seat you might desire. They take off late and arrive late. If you allow them to allow…

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                                      • Make the 3 actions more graphically obvious!

                                        Right now the 'Take Action' button is _way_ too small, it takes up <5% of the screen area and is overshadowed by the rotating graphics etc - but it's the most important part of the page!

                                        I'd suggest eliminating the 'click to drop down' behavior and make four large static buttons (perhaps each with a graphic) for 'complain, comment, discuss, help'. These buttons should be the primary focus of the 'above the fold' page, taking up the majority of the real estate. Perhaps a horizontal tiling of the four large buttons, with the scrolling graphic features below and the newsroom…

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                                        • Provide user-friendly access to 30-day FCC public comment period for media license sales/renewals.

                                          My local public radio station (Pittsburgh) is up for sale. We are told the 30-day FCC public comment period is underway, and I am unable to find any information on the process, when the period ends, online submission of comments, etc. So frustrating!

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