Topic

florida

60 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Randall Stephenson

Ask AT&T to fix its LTE cellular coverage in Kissimmee, FL which has deteriorated

AT&T, we in Kissimmee, FL -- home to Disney World -- love you as much as a cellular phone customer can, but your LTE cellular service really stinks here in our hometown.  It has deteriorated these past 3 years.  In key places like "The Loop" a local outdoor shopping mall, the 192 corridor near Valencia College on the path to Disney World, and the various neighborhoods and timeshare communities along our toll roads FL417 and Osceola Parkway, we routinely experience dropped calls, slow internet service sub 500 kbps upload/download and "1 bar of service" which isn't really a "1 bar" (more like no bars).  Community members have submitted multiple "Mark your Spot" notices in your AT&T mobile app to report this, but there has been no significant improvement to our lot.  Some of us went to an AT&T retail store near The Loop and where told by your employees that customers complain all the time, but your company won't listen to us until 300+ customers have complained.  We are assembling that list of 300 customers in this petition. Kissimmee, FL is an important economic center in central Florida.  Tourists from around the globe travel here daily while visiting our world-class attractions like Disney World.  Those tourists stream plenty of data with their photos, videos, GPS, games, and other digital stuff.  Kissimmee, FL is also becoming a new home to thousands of Puerto Rican residents each month who are coming to Florida to have a better life with electricity.  And who can forget our neighboring communities too -- "Medical City" in Lake Nona is bringing world-class healthcare and medical tourism to our area, and the Orlando / I-Drive corridor basically "pays for" the town -- these areas also have awful AT&T service.  Those of us who reside here temporarily often have no other means of connecting to phone and Internet except through our AT&T phones.  Those living here permanently need good cellular service to build the mobile apps our guests and neighbors use to order food, book ride attractions, summon Ubers, and run the electronics in our lives.   Perhaps it's easy to forget about Kissimmee, FL when planning cellular infrastructure -- after all, most of the users of it probably come from somewhere else, right?  Yet, those users are your customers in other parts of the US and Mexico and they expect, as we locals do, to have good cellular service wherever they roam.  Yes, we know 5G LTE is on it's way, but we need you to show us you can make 4G LTE work too so that we can have the confidence to invest in your other products -- DirectTV -- and support your efforts politically to acquire entertainment properties like TimeWarner.  So please show Kissimmee, FL some love and do what you must to improve our cellular service.  We're rooting for you.

Joseph Termine
48 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Rick Scott

Equip ALL car seats with child sensor to prevent hot car deaths!

An average of 37 kids die every year as a result of being left in hot cars. The Hot Cars Act of 2017 will help in the future but we need to put this to a stop now, as many of the vehicles that come equipped with these sensors will not be affordable for many Americans for years to come.  I would like to take an additional step by requiring all car seats be equipped with a child sensor as well.  Any future manufacture of car seats should include a sensor and sensors should be provided to those who already own car seats at no cost to parents.  There is absolutely no need in any child ever dying of such a horrible death again.  In addition to this, the parents or caregivers who were responsible often face criminal charges in addition to the lifelong guilt and misery they must endure.  Some parents have even committed suicide.  No amount of education to the public will help, as most parents think they are not capable of "forgetting" a child.  We all know the risks and none of us think we could ever do it.  But it happens and it happened to me.  Fortunately, my daughter was not left for long and suffered no injuries as a result and was asleep the whole time.  I was one of those parents who thought "if you can forget your baby, you don't deserve to have one". I am a registered nurse with no criminal background.  I helped raise my nieces when my parents adopted them when I was a teenager and went on to have two daughters of my own. We moved to Florida to give our family a better life one month before that day.  I now risk jail time and loosing my nursing license. I think about what happened every day. I have learned that mistakes can and will happen to the best of us. I did not even know car set sensors were available, but had I known, I do not think I would have installed one because I knew I was a good parent and did not think I was capable of making this horrible mistake. So as the summer months are approaching, I urge you to end this needless and tragic loss of life and misery.  Cars have a sensor to alert you if you are not buckled, why shouldn't your child's car seat have one to alert you if they are buckled.

Anonymous Parent
57 supporters