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  1. Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as "Common Carriers".

    On January 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that struck down the Federal Communications Commission's open internet rules, commonly known as "Net Neutrality" because ISPs are not classified as "common carriers". This ruling allows ISPs to charge companies for access to its users and charge users for access to certain services. Fewer companies will be able to afford access for innovative ideas and products.

    We urge the President to direct the FCC to classify ISPs as "common carriers" so that the words of the FCC chairman may be fulfilled: “I am committed to…

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  2. Allow on-line public votes

    Allow on-line public voting on FCC isues and proposed rules.

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  3. Alert Verizon wireless users. Verizon kept money we had in account, claim's account expired

    Alert all Verizon wireless Users
    Verizon claims our prepaid account expired even when we had
    a $74.00 balance and we could not use the phone.

    Verizon claims a prepaid account must renew and that we did not renew on time. What?

    We pay $100.00 once a year just to have an emergency cell phone in out car. We only use this phone for emergencies. We have severe winters where we live and drive in NYS and need it for travel emergencies.

    Verizon did not call or notify us that the account needed more money before they just stopped our service.…

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  5. Re: CG 05-231 Delay Video to synchronize captions on Real-Time programs

    Current proposed rulemaking to improve caption quality (Docket Number CG 05-231) does not appear to address the issue of time synchronization of the caption to the audio. For hard-of-hearing persons, captions that are late or early with respect to the audio are confusing and practically useless.

    For pre-prepared programming, this issue could be addressed by specifying a tolerance, perhaps expressed in milliseconds, between the appearance of a caption and the beginning of the audio speaking that sound. It may take some research to determine appropriate tolerances (late and early).

    For real-time programming, we rely on the speed of the typist…

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  6. charter communications is cramming and price fixing and are liars they do not keep their word. make them behave

    make charter keep their promised to customers. they are bait and switch extortioners. They behave like mafia hit men with the billing and extortion prices. Forcing bundles down our throats when half the company is starving and cannot afford the forced bundles. Just make them only charge what the customer wants to buy. I do not want cable tv or their phones as they continually pad the bill. I agreed on internet only. They are forcing me to go for $65. a month. I am past 70 and have very low income. they insist they no longer give discounts. I…

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  7. The do not call list does not work. It should work the opposite way. That is, I add only the numbers that I authorize to call me.

    The do not call list is a failure. I have complained against violators multiple times, but it does not stop. It doesn't cover political organizations or other BS survey things. I am on the do not call list for a reason.

    The constitution gives every American the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

    Unwanted calls take away my ability to pursue happiness. These terrorists should be stopped.

    the way it should work is I enter in only the numbers I authorize to call me. Everyone else is blocked.

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  8. Mobile advertiser Caller ID Screener

    Biggest technology breakthrough in 2014 consumers protecting it's own privacy. Mobile advertisers dream come true protecting consumers privacy that where mobile advertisers caller id screener comes in at protecting consumers privacy on mobile phones. Thank you

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  9. Cell phone calls on airplanes

    Please, don't allow cell phone calls on airplanes. It's bad enough on other public transportation, but in a plane you are stuck with them, possibly for hours on end, at 35,000 feet. If you leave it to the airlines, they will feel endless pressure from their most aggressive customers to allow them. The rest of us will be forced to suffer all those fools, and not gladly. Let us have some peace and quiet.

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  10. Gather and organize public opinion & reaction to appeals court decision on internet neutrality for inclusion in an appeal & rewrite of rule.

    Gather and organize public opinion & reaction to appeals court decision on internet neutrality for use in an appeal & possible rewrite of rule.

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  11. Promote competition in the ISP market

    FCC PROMOTES LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION
    (http://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1999/nrcc9066.html)

    That was the headline! Way back in 1999. Today, in 2014, in Arvada, Colorado (a large, densely populated suburb of Denver), I have exactly one (1) choice for wired Internet service: Comcast.

    Clearly the FCC, affirmed by the courts, at one time recognized that telecommunications services are valuable, if not essential, to 21st century life, that they are a natural monopoly (because we can't very well bury 3 or 4 or 5 sets of cables owned by different companies to every house) and that they require regulation to make competition possible. Yet…

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  12. Computer communications software and hardware is not being included in FCC Rule 255

    Communications software and hardware is not being included under FCC Rule 255 when it is included in the configuration of a Notebook computer. If that is the case then FCC Rule 255 can be circumvented by including wireless phone devices, phone modems and other devices covered by FCC Rule 255 in the configurationn of any computer. That also includes the software programs to operate the individual or network devices. It is a major legal error because most of all of the software and devices covered by FCC Rule 255 can easily be included with any computer configuration. I was told…

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  14. Stop Telecommunication Monopolies

    greed is always the problem!!! Monopolies are the epitome of greed, and our telecommunication and cable companies are monopolies. I can't believe that the USA, one of the most advanced countries in the world is actually behind many European and Asian countries in this field. We still are subjected to long term contracts, proprietary phones, ridiculous internet speeds and crazy expensive cable packages. I have no choice when it comes to internet service. I am stuck with slow poke Verizon or expensive Warner cable. It is ridiculous that there aren't any other choices; it is pathetic that those in charge…

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  18. For one thing actually make a rule that helps the public and not the cable or satelite companies.

    Require cable companies and satellite companies to provide free hd receivers and hdmi cables since you ordered broadcasting in hd only.

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  19. 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 thier lines with competitors.

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  20. Instead of the fcc protecting the commercial broadcaster and allowing them to interfere with consumer equipment part 15 an unjust rule

    Community consumer equipment affected cause of commercial transmitter/transmitters causing consumer equipment to not work garage door openers,car alarms telephones corded /cordless, baby monitors,radio,tv, cable interference or last as long as it would in a non rf polluted area. If a consumer is having interference you should protect them instead of saying its a part 15 device this device must not cause harmful interference and must accept interference that would make device not work or malfunction. Instead you protect the broadcaster you know if the consumer didnt listen to the radio or watch the tv there would be no
    liscenses for…

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