[opendtv] Re: FCC webinar and previous NPRM on wireline competition
- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:08:07 -0400
On Jun 7, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Would have been interesting if the FCC also asked about "agreeing to a
guarantee of neutrality, on the broadband Internet aspect of the service."
What the hell does this have to do with pole attachment or retiring legacy
Are we going to make everyone pledge their allegiance to "Net Neutrality" if
they do something that touches the Internet?
If your answer is yes, then you need to tell the service providers that they
need to pledge to be neutral too...
Tell the content congloms they cannot block specific devices or operating
systems. Tell Amazon they must support their Prime services across every
device out there (by the way, Apple announced that Prime is coming to Apple TV
I would add that in all newer neighborhoods in many areas, like where we
live, for the past few decades already, utilities are all buried. So even in
cases where access to poles outside the neighborhoods is possible, this won't
guarantee that competing wireline networks would be available to households
in the area. My bet is that the main event here is ROI. Buried utilities only
making this more of an issue.
This is certainly an issue in some neighborhoods, but we are not talking about
physically connecting every house to the infrastructure, as is the case with
electric, water, sewer, cable, or twisted pair copper. You may just need to run
a fiber to a few wireless nodes, which is now fairly easy with boring machines.
OR you may be able to use point-to-point wireless to reach the 5G transmission
points for the neighborhood. I would also add that most newer neighborhoods
that have underground utilities have underground conduits already in place, or
even more relevant, a FTTH service in addition to cable, as is the case in your
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