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  1. Printed Amateur Radio License

    I would gladly pay $15 to $20 for a copy of my license. I do understand the reason and the logic behind your decision. After all you are funded by the taxpayers and yes I'm a taxpayer.

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      • Why isnt your complaint form working for consumers that DO NOT have one of the required items like a phone for contact

        Why doenst your online complaint form allow for consumers to that do not have the required information (like a working phone number!) to file complaints about the lack of obtaining working phone service?

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        • Consider what people are searching for

          and set up the website/documents accordingly.

          It is very hard to navigate the website and the associated Bureaus. Rather than using the document numbers or filing references, describe what it is about. I am currently reading a Public Notice that is full of jargon, footnotes and lots of detail that seems unnecessary to explain what should be a simple process. It took me some random stabs in the dark and a few leaps of logic to even find the document in the first place. The associated web page is horrible to look at with a very strange layout.

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          • friendly document is a right

            Stop talking about our rights and privacy because there is none. Take a look who keeps stuff private while we have no privacy! I have the right to see a document that was written. I am homeless, jobless, carless. And for 2 months i have been trying to get help and I'm turned down from state and government. So I will be writing friendly documents to all. PS. Politicians sure like to start fights! But they don't fight! Just saying. Haveva great day.

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            • Info needs to be easier to find; different sections for the different departments, categorized topics, etc.

              It would be nice to have your different department easier to find - right now they are listed under very broad generalized heading like "media". Maybe a different heading for departments (bureaus, offices) that make sense to the average layman. Radio, television, wire, satellite, cable, internet, etc. Then have drop down menus with subheadings. I.e. Radio could drop down to have options such as; consumer complaints, actions taken, AM, FM, FAQ's, rules/laws - that can include documents as to what can or can't be done in radio (what word can't be used, do main offices or offices with waivers have…

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              • I would like to use the 433 MHz band to control and receive data from an unmanned autonomous vehicle ...

                .. in an enclosed space for commercial purposes. It is not AT ALL CLEAR what additional hurdles or fees I must surmount in order to do so. Please make this clear!

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                          • Seperate personal statements, history of events, & research, apart from official legal documentation stating terms and / or laws.

                            Separate things such as personal statements, past events, research findings, and anything relating to non-factual content in their own respective documents, apart from an official legal document which only states legal clauses, terms, scope, and penalties.

                            A legal document should be easy to locate for future reference when needed so everyone is aware of the laws and penalties for breaking them.

                            Supporting documents and personal statements should come after the legal documentation and should not be clumped together which makes everything harder to read.

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                            • Regulating The Internet...

                              After some very intense reading and and rather odd looks as to what nature were these two harsh sounding words being referred to? I'm still very lost words and I'm sure others would be as well.

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                              • CORES...

                                I'm not too keen on CORES, as it seems to be more of a way that causes segregation... I believe we're aiming for a leap forward and not a bigger one back.

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                                • What Is Going On????

                                  Okay... I was pretty sure this was a prank and not real in any way. I'm not sure what to make of this as I've kind of had some crazy months but I'm so confused

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                                  • net neutrality

                                    Please do not allow internet neutrality to become a reality. Internet access functions quite well without government interference. The American public deserves to have internet remain as it currently exists. Thank you.

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                                      • You could actually have a website that's user-friendly

                                        I am trying to find information on why you believe it makes any sense at all to categorize the internet as a public utility. I have written to my congressman, who sent me here. I can find no information, and can't comment without knowing the proceeding number? Do you expect us to know that? Looks like you'd rather not know what people think, since it's impossible to find what you're proposing to do, nor to comment on it.

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                                        • links should take you exactly where I need to go--not generalized FCC area

                                          If a phone number has been spoofed, I want to see how progress is being made without going to seven other areas first.

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