Country Bumpkin Broadband
My e-mail response to the FCC -
Subj. FCC Rural Broadband Speed Increase – Dec. 11, 2014
There is absolutely no way I can support the proposal to increase rural broadband speeds to 10 Mbps. I consider your current direction and emphasis totally inappropriate.
Quite simply, from a technical perspective, your emphasis needs to represent a laser focus on getting rid of 100 year old, twisted copper pair, outside cable plant to be replaced with fiber optics. Consider the following graph -
Without totally getting rid of copper cabling and some flavor of DSL transmission, moving from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps is going accomplish exactly what? Promote more FTTN installs which only extends an already impossible problem?
Want to see the exact problem promoted by YOUR funding of incumbent providers? Go here -
This represents a total waste of taxpayer money in my view. Want to see what should be totally funded? Go here -
Do you understand how totally ridiculous the above document makes your efforts look? If you don't understand what you are looking at, why don't you consider taking a few courses in large system fiber optic design.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I have approximately 35 years experience in telecommunications, 25 in the field of large fiber system design (now retired). I've never worked for an incumbent telecommunications company.
BTW – Come January, I've been waiting some 17 years for a reasonable connection to the Internet.