Finally!!!! After 7 years, I can actually agree that President Obama is taking a reasonable action on the "No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act". He should veto the bill. ISPs and the carriers have failed to make good on their promises. The US should be leading the world on providing inexpensive broadband telecommunication services.
In the 1970s, the U.S. Congress mandated that all Federal Agencies must create a methodology for compliance with EPA regulations. In the late 1980s, the FCC devised a protocol for determining how to measure the effects of exposure to RF emissions. This was based on how much RF energy it would take to damage one square centimeter of human tissue, over a continuous period of time, of less than 60 seconds. Effectively, there is no way to set a standard for damage based on exposure for a few seconds every "X" seconds over "X" period at "X" power level.
What I have personally observed is someone grabbing an antenna attached to a mobile transmitter at 450 MHz, with 40 watts. Doing this for less than 2 seconds, and receiving a burn.
Cell phones generally transmit at less than 1/4 watt (normally), and even less in a standby mode. They don't do a continuous transmit. Mostly, they are receiving.
The Bezerkeley requirement is bullshit based on scientific bullshit.
Why is no one asking if AT&T is really delivering Gigabit service? More than likely, the customer is not receiving Internet downloads of more than 50 megabits per second. That's what I receive via my cable connection. And, I don't have any problems watching a streaming video from Amazon, Netflix, or You Tube.
I agree with your statement. Just providing an explanation of why the student was disciplined.
Fortunately, the teacher was also fired for breaking the rules. A teacher should never bully a student. It's not a good way to gain the respect of the rest of the students in the class. And, it's an adult telling the children that bullying is OK.
No... I'm not a zero tolerance, or follow the rules at all costs. Just trying to explain why the school felt compelled to punish the child. What I do believe is that and 11 year old child should not be carrying a cell phone. If they are carrying a phone it should be voice only, not texting, pictures or games. And, it should be set to dial only two numbers - home, or 911.
The rules were clear. Cell phone use in the classroom by anyone was prohibited.
Also, Bullying was prohibited, and for that, the teacher was fired.
Yes... because the student should not have been using the cellphone. The student should have gone to the front office, or to her parents, and reported the incident.
If a group of people stops an attacker from raping someone, and decides to hang the attacker, the group members can all be charged with a crime. The group after stopping the attack should hold the attacker for police.
Granted,there is no right to expect privacy in a classroom setting in a public school. What is not being considered, is that the school set in place a regulation (which applies to teachers and staff, as well as the pupils)to prohibit use of cellphones for the express purpose of minimizing the number of distractions which keeps the school from fulfilling its primary mission - making certain that students get the full benefit of an education.
Cellphone use was prohibited because it can be, and is, a significant distraction. The punishment for the student should stand. However, the actions of the student, did expose the poor behavior and teaching skills of the teacher,
We don't need a broadband amendment to our Constitution. We do need to put restrictions on lobbying. All telecommunication carriers spend a significant amount of money on lobbying. A first step could be to create a special business classification for telecommunication carriers. Then disallow deductions for lobbying on Federal and State income taxes. Then add a tax on top of any lobbying activity.
We don't have adequate broadband services in this Country because it costs less to lobby legislators than to provide the services.
Rural areas don't have service for several reasons. First - overly restrictive access to rights-of-way on public roads; second - excessive requirements not to disturb the environment.
Where we do have broadband services, the cost is 2 to 3 times higher than most other industrialized countries.
I received a letter from Comcast stating that I could get free Wi-Fi service when I was near a Comcast hotspot by simply using my account login. They didn't say where theri hotspots were located. I opened an app on my tablet which provides Wi-Fi signals available in my area. I discovered that there was someone on my channle with the same signal stregnth. I also noticed that whenever I hit the enter key on my desktop computer, that there was a "spike" in my channel signal which was mirrored by the other user. I called Comcast and asked why this was happeneing. That's when I discovered that they were allowing the public to use my router. I asked the tech to turn off this feature in my router. Comcast charges me too much money!!!