FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge
Since I'm not one of these people, I would like to propose that each of you extract yourselves from the element for a moment and place yourselves in another industry. Let's say Gas and Electric. Imagine the repercussions we would endure if this industry were not regulated. We would stand little chance of voicing our concerns.
Now, if we take notice of the FCC's goal to ensure that all consumers have access to mobile broadband, we can easily assess that their reasoning is simple an...
I'm hearing a lot of negativity from people in this forum expressing their dissatisfaction of the FCC's "intervention" with big business inside the wirless industry. One can only presume that most of these people are paid individuals associated with carriers.
Since I'm not one of these people, I would like to propose that each of you extract yourselves from the element for a moment and place yourselves in another industry. Let's say Gas and Electric. Imagine the repercussions we would endure if this industry were not regulated. We would stand little chance of voicing our concerns..
Utilities are granted, in most instances, a regional monopoly, and in return the agree to regulation.
My analogy does not fail. I look at long term effects. Your own statement provides the concern that I am trying to convey. We are only two carriers away from being tossed a doupoly. In many cases of economics, a duopoly is more dangerous than a monopoly. VZW is trying to quell competition by smothering the regional carriers. It doesn't take a scientist to equate the sum. Regional carriers simply do not have the financial or network resources to expand on extra native coverage. They are willing to pay forward cash to the larger in return of having access to nationwide ser...
I would agree with that, and in the cases of small companies owning spectrum and not showing a track record of bulding out, there should be consequences. At the same time, we cannot allow spectrum hoarders to cause issues in the marketplace (please note, I'm not pointing out an individual company, lol) or eventually, the smaller companies that DO want to build out and maintain their systems will be locked out in the cold. It's a very fine line. i would like to see a balance struck, possibly oversight of the FCC, or a separate appellate body to the FCC to keep the balance. I hate the idea of more government bureacracy, but not sure where the solution lies at this point.
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i would like to see a balance struck, possibly oversight of the FCC, or a separate appellate body to the FCC to keep the balance.
I don't understand how people do not know that this ALREADY exists!
"Congressional oversight refers to oversight by the United States Congress of the Executive Branch, including the numerous U.S. federal agencies."
Yes. But so far in this industry, the private sector of businesses( the carriers) have evaded serious mandated regulations. It has been proven that as some carriers(unnamed) have tried to leverage any unfair practices that could greatly degrade the consumer balance, the mere thought of an iron fist from the FCC, has caused the carriers to back off. This proves that the agency works when done correctly.
Can I get a show of hands of how many people actually still trust the US Congress?
If you don't like how things are going either get in contact with your congressional leaders, vote them out, or if you truly feel there are no good choices run for office yourself! Complaining is OK if you do something about it...
For example, the cost of building a wireless network to support 10,000 subscribers is only slightly more than the the cost of building out a wireless network to service ONE customer. The coverage and capacity capacity needed to service the extra 9,999 customers is basically included in the cost of the build-out to serve one subscriber. The biggest difference is that the electricity bill for keeping the towers up and running is a little higher as you add more customers.
But... the (extremely high) cost of building the towers and putting the communications control systems in place is basically flat, regardless of the number of subscribers on the syste...
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