Keep America's wireless network competitive
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Keep America's wireless network competitive

    1. Sponsored by

      Wireless for America

While other nations around the world have invested in the 21st Century technologies critical for fueling the next wave of technological innovation and economic prosperity, America has fallen behind.

At a time of escalating demand for wireless access to the Internet, American consumers need a more competitive wireless industry. Competition leads to innovation which leads to better service and lower prices. Small business and regional providers have been locked out of the wireless market, unable to offer affordable wireless services to their customers. Limited competition has also resulted in vast areas of our country where Americans are unable to take advantage of the benefits of high speed wireless service due to poor coverage or significant cost.

The past two administrations and officials from both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat – have called for action to expand the availability to high speed Internet access in our country.

Unfortunately, some special interests are blocking the most promising solution to America’s broadband crisis. In the process they are leaving Americans without a viable option to solve our country’s spectrum crunch. So we must act now.

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    1. Reached 17,500 signatures

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    • David Sexton POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I cannot emphasize enough how sick I am about how the wireless companies are taking advantage of the US market. I absolutely know what I am talking about because I have over 16 years of wireless engineering and sales background. The wireless companies (mainly Verizon) are gorging the markets because they can! If you've ever had an issue with Verizon holding your money or charging you more than you believe is right, you share the majority experience. It's simple American corporate greed.

      First it was minutes, then shared minutes. Then it was text, then shared text plans. Then data at $30 a month, first unlimited; then at 5GB, and now at 2GB a month – all for the same $30! Can you see the trend? Your usage has less to do with the need to cap, then the opportunity to take advantage of the public. If we get enough signatures, I will personally volunteer to go in front of congress to explain what I know.

      Truth: The sad fact is that Americas are great for pointing something out, BUT fail to put their money where their mouth is. In this case, you are being taken advantage of and Verizon (whoops, I mentioned a name) sets the unofficial tone on how to capitalize on the smallest finances that ultimately add up to tens of billions monthly! You really should be asking yourself why you allow this to happen.

      My most significant issue – Why can't I, as a user of WiFi primarily, set my own pay-as-you-go data rate for my smart phone? I don't go over EVER and I am getting ripped off! I have a family of four and four smart phones equals $120.00 a month in data I won't use. Speak up America, you ABSOLUTLY have a voice. Please, please, please SIGN the petition. BEWARE, they have an awful lot of money to support lobbyists to combat this effort. You must want this to come to fruition if you wish to see the results.

      IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU STOP PAYING FOR SOMETHING YOU “MIGHT” USE.

      Solution: Pay-as-you-go as an option!!!

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    • Stephen Penton LAWTON, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because, the internet is new and amazing way to connect the world. If as American's, we can not even connect our own country, how are we going to bring the world to a stronger, more advanced, peaceful place

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Keep America's wireless network competitive

      While other nations around the world have invested in the 21st Century technologies critical for fueling the next wave of technological innovation and economic prosperity, America has fallen behind.

      At a time of escalating demand for wireless access to the Internet, American consumers need a more competitive wireless industry. Competition leads to innovation which leads to better service and lower prices. Small business and regional providers have been locked out of the wireless market, unable to offer affordable wireless services to their customers. Limited competition has also resulted in vast areas of our country where Americans are unable to take advantage of the benefits of high speed wireless service due to poor coverage or significant cost.

      The past two administrations and officials from both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat – have called for action to expand the availability to high speed Internet access in our country.

      Unfortunately, some special interests are blocking the most promising solution to America’s broadband crisis. In the process they are leaving Americans without a viable option to solve our country’s spectrum crunch.

      We must act now. Innovation cannot be stifled because of poorly designed technology or vested corporate interests. I urge Congress to support the rapid development of a new wireless broadband network that will provide your constituents with better access, greater choice, affordable prices, and more opportunity.

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