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    • Appoint some regular citizens to your advisory committees

      The Commission should appoint some regular citizens to its advisory committees. At the present time, all of the appointed members are industry experts giving a bias towards the large telecommunications organizations. You need a lot more regular citizens to give some balance to these committees. The little guy and gal needs to be represented.

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      • Post videos on FCC site of all talks by senior FCC officials

        Commissioners and senior staffers often speak at major trade associations and fora such as FCBA and PLI with very high admission charges. It is good that they engage at these events, but those who can not afford the entrance charges are left in the dark about new policy - although sometimes the prepared text is posted.

        I suggest that as a matter of policy, senior FCC official only accept such speaking engagements if the sponsoring organization agrees to make a video of the presentation and all Q&As and release that video for posting on FCC website within a few days.

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        • When FCC folks travel, take some extra time for meetings with local consumers and small bus.

          If Julius, a commissioner, or other staff member is traveling somewhere on business, make the most out of the trip and have a "round table" or similar meeting inviting consumers, businesses, and communications companies related to that person's expertise to meet and discuss issues. (Using Twitter and/or Facebook to announce such meetings will probably facilitate good turn out for the events)

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          • Use consumer information outlets which can interpret and explain policy impacts, blogs like engadget

            FCC policies and their impacts remain nebulus to many consumers, consumer outlets can sanitize, interpret and relay this information to consumers in a digestible way

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            • Enforce the laws you allready have

              Amatuer radio enforcement has been a complete joke for over ten years now. Absolutely NOTHING has been done to the offending stations. Just do your job. N9FE

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              • allow public opinons or otherwise known as consumer interaction

                allow and expand consumer opinion and interaction to determine faith of businesses and their violations of laws putting power back into the consumers hands as they belong.

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                        • RF Fingerprinting Broadcasters

                          As a songwriter, the FCC new technologies should have Rf fingerpriinting identification features to detail the broadcasters rebroadcasting music allowing for Royalty calculations to be paid to the artist

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                          • ask Google (et al.) to quit telling us what broadband services we need...

                            Lobbying firms tell Congress Americans aren't getting enough broadband, and so Congress tells FCC to survey us and get back to Congress on it. Now, who is surprised that 35% of Americans don't have broadband? Who says we wanted it? Congress, FCC, and Google need to understand that people ask for what they want and just polling/educating them doesn't mean they're going to want it. Just because a lobbying firm tells Congress that Americans need more bandwidth doesn't make it so! Quit wasting taxpayer money on a non-issue.

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                              • End Censorship

                                I am concerned that once the FCC gets its foot in the door they will begin to regulate material some would find offensive.

                                Broadcasters have learned the hard way about the cost of "Slips".

                                While I understand the concern regarding the welfare of children I do find Censorship not only ill advised but potentially dangerous.

                                Unless these children are orphans I believe the principle responsibility for protecting their welfare lies with the parents.

                                The FCC should not be the Arbiter of public morals.

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