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FCC wants to speed up approval of TV via Phone Lines

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Members of the FCC wants to speed up the approval process for phone companies to bring TV services to consumers to encourage compatition and help drive Cable and Satilite TV prices down.

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Members of the FCC wants to speed up the approval process for phone companies to bring TV services to consumers to encourage compatition and help drive Cable and Satilite TV prices down.

WZZM 13 Article

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As soon as the "phone companies" open up and allow easier access to existing copper and fiber loops - then they should be allowed into the tv market. Until then they need to BUTT OUT.

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I'd say as soon as the phone companies deliver on their promise of building a fiber to the home network they shouldn't get any concessions from the government.

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As soon as the "phone companies" open up and allow easier access to existing copper and fiber loops - then they should be allowed into the tv market. Until then they need to BUTT OUT.

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I'd say as soon as the phone companies deliver on their promise of building a fiber to the home network they shouldn't get any concessions from the government.

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Some phone companies are deploying fiber to the premise (home).but it will take time and lots of money to change/upgrade older developements to a fiber base instead of copper.

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I know that WIMAX has a bigger pipline than stantard Wi-Fi. But would WIMAX have enough bandwidth to handle digital TV signals esp. HDTV alongside hi-speed internet sevice and maybe telephony all at once? Fiber-to-home services would have more than enough bandwidth to pipe hi-def TV signals without bogging up and still be able to handle hi-speed internet and telephone services.

Fiber to the home isn't even necessary any longer with Wimax coming to market. Rural areas will eventually be served by Wimax. Muskegon county is currently building out a county-wide Wimax system.

The "last mile" issues can be and are being dealt with using Microwave Radio-like equipment.

EDIT: I'd like to see the FCC open up the TV market to the phone companies.

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There's no reason to have the cable company and the phone company running wires. Why not have a municipal fiber network companies can lease bandwidth to provide phone, cable, and any other data services. Utah is doing it.

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Members of the FCC wants to speed up the approval process for phone companies to bring TV services to consumers to encourage compatition and help drive Cable and Satilite TV prices down.

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