With President Trump’s announcement of the new Department of Innovation – this writer has an idea to proffer!
“Kushner’s ambitions for what the new office can achieve are grand. At least to start, the team plans to focus its attention on reimagining Veterans Affairs; modernizing the technology and data infrastructure of every federal department and agency; remodeling workforce-training programs; and developing “transformative projects” under the banner of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, such as providing broadband Internet service to every American.”
Our nation has had some of the original inventors of the ‘Internet Infrastructure’ within its grasp. Most of these folks were the ‘Mom and Pop’ networks that created the first Internet ‘dial-up‘. With the Dot Com Bomb in the 90’s and losing their customers to the Tier 1 providers, such as the Bell networks which are now the AT&T networks they moved on to develop another infrastructure so that in the future, they could control their own last mile infrastructure. This would allow them from not losing their customer base to unscrupulous providers. The technology that was termed “More bang for the buck” during the “broadband stimulus” created from the American Recovery Act in 2009 is called Fixed Wireless. However, very few of these American companies were awarded these funds to build out America. Rather companies like AT&T received most of the funding. And sadly we now know what has happened with those funds. As well most of the customer support jobs have now been moved out of America!
“While it was made clear, to this writer, that AT&T is no longer just a ‘service provider’ due to the removal of two prepaid phone service(s) from their network, new evidence makes the AT&T network even more suspect of being the ‘hammer’.”
…“Municipalities often have ‘right-of-way’ rights to the fiber optic ring in their communities. Often this includes substantial savings for the city. By building their own networks for their citizenry, these savings can be passed down to the constituent, thus creating a private network that the city is the ‘gate keeper’, profit for the city, jobs for the community and savings for the citizen! A win-win for America! No wonder AT&T pays off unethical politicians so that they maintain their monopoly.”
My companies project, for the Broadband Stimulus, was based on Charter’s backbone, rather than the incumbent that cherry picked their service AT&T.
“The latest company to deliver good job creation news from the Oval Office: Charter Communications.
The Stamford, Conn.-headquartered company pledged, over the next four years, to invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and hire 20,000 U.S. workers, ending any use of offshore call centers that handle customer service.”
In combination with Fixed Wireless and the Charter middle-mile infrastructure, this would create thousands upon thousands of American jobs, upgrade our first responder networks, create intranets for local citizenry communications, bring broadband into rural areas, create a new cash flow for municipalities … And at the same time curtail the spying on the American people!