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Just saw this in today's Chicago Tribune. Note that the average broadband speed for the US is 5.1 Mbps which is a quarter of South Korea's (20.4) and a third of Japan's (15.8) average rates. Makes the 1.5 to 2 Mbps rates defined by ITU-R seem rather low by comparison. Just what should the right "broadband speed (to be) equitably distributed throughout the country" as part of the broadband initiative? Regards, John On 8/26/09 10:33 AM, "Mike Lynch" <freqmgr@SBCGLOBAL.NET> wrote: > Dear EC and RR-TAG, > > A friendly reminder of today's call - as if you haven't been loaded up with > other emails on this topic! > > At the beginning of the call please email myself and Peter Murray stating > your presence on the call and your affiliation. This will augment but not > replace the normal roll call. > > Our agenda is: > > 1) Roll call > > 2) Patent policy: http://standards.ieee.org/board/pat/pat-slideset.pdf > > 3) Review of inputs and general discussion. Please note that I will keep > sending inputs/comments to both reflectors right up to the start of the > meeting. > > 4) Any other business. > > The is to develop an acceptable definition of "broadband" that can be > submitted to the FCC by next Monday's deadline. I propose that we focus on > the definition and that I will provide the boilerplate to introduce the > document. The full document will be submitted for an EC review prior to > filing with the FCC by CoB Monday. Presuming we only have a 5 day EC review > this filing will be from 802.18. I am not certain that there is time to have > an EC ballot so that it can be from 802. > > Regards, > > Mike > +1.972.814.4901 > > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike Lynch [mailto:freqmgr@SBCGLOBAL.NET] > Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 07:28 > To: STDS-802-18@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG > Subject: Re: [802-18] [802SEC] 802.18 Conference Call - 26 August - 2:00 > p.m. CDT - FCC Request for Help to Define "Broadband" > > All, > > Here are the bridge details for our call at 2:00 pm/14:00 CDT on Wednesday: > > Bridge number: 1-888-676-3321 > > Access code: 4512943# > > Regards, > > Mike > > +1.972.814.4901 > > -----Original Message----- > From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** > [mailto:STDS-802-SEC@ieee.org] On Behalf Of Mike Lynch > Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 16:32 > To: STDS-802-SEC@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG > Subject: [802SEC] 802.18 Conference Call - 26 August - 2:00 p.m. CDT - FCC > Request for Help to Define "Broadband" > > Dear EC and RR-TAG, > > > > Paul kindly brought to my attention that yesterday the FCC released an item > that asks for help in defining "broadband". This relates to the FCC's > development of a National Broadband Plan (NBP). > > > > The following link will take you to the item: > > > > http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-09-1842A1.pdf > > > > As you will see the comment due date is 31 August and reply comments are due > 8 September. Not only is this a very short notice proceeding but it falls > between IEEE 802 meetings. Paul has asked that we try to implement "Option > 1" contained in my earlier email to the EC and develop a response to be > filed on 31 August. > > > > There is a reference to a previous FCC NOI regarding a nationwide broadband > network, GN Docket 09-51. At the May interim 802.18 made comments on that > NOI. The earlier FCC NOI is available on 802.18's Mentor web site: > > > > https://mentor.ieee.org/802.18/dcn/09/18-09-0061-02-0000-fcc-nationwide-bb-n > etwork.pdf > > > > The 802.18 comments are available at: > > > > http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf > <http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_docume > nt=6520220911> &id_document=6520220911 > > > > To do this we can take advantage of 802.18's ability to meet and approve > documents on conference calls. What I propose is that all those WGs in 802 > (not only the wireless groups) meet by conference call at the date and time > given below. I further propose that each interested WG, as much as possible > in the limited time available prior to the call, develop views for > discussion on what is meant by "broadband". In order to make the call work > more smoothly I ask that each interested WG chair (or designated > representative), with no more than 2 "advisors", participate in the call. > All wireless chairs already have voting privileges in 802.18 and for this > call that privilege will be extended to all other WG chairs. > > > > Date - 26 August 2009 > > > > Time - 2:00 pm/14:00 CDT > > > > Bridge number - TBA NLT Tuesday, 25 August > > > > Pass code - TBA NLT Tuesday, 25 August > > > > Presuming success on the call the document will be submitted on 27 August > for EC 5 day review and approval. > > > > Again let me say that I realize that this is a very short notice for a > meeting to deal with a topic such as this one. It is important that we try > and put the IEEE 802 view before the FCC on time. Beside the normal > boilerplate at the beginning of the comments we will also comment to the FCC > about the very short timeframe - 11 days from the public notice of the > request to the comment date. > > > > If possible please circulate any proposed text prior to the call. > > > > Glad to discuss. > > > > Regards, > > > > Mike > > > > > > > ---------- > This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This > list is maintained by Listserv. > > ---------- > This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This > list is maintained by Listserv. -- John R. Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org) IEEE-SA Board of Governors, IEEE_SA Standards Board - <http://standards.ieee.org/stdsdev/index.html> IEEE 802.11ad Vice Chair - <http://ieee802.org/11/> IEEE 802.15 Treasurer - <http://ieee802.org/15/> Bluetooth SIG Board - <http://www.bluetooth.org> +1-847-962-5407 (mobile) ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. 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U.S. ranks 28th in Internet speed among industrialized nations, study finds - chicagotribune.pdf
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