Intervention: Intervenor 1

Document Name: 2015-134.221855.2313505.Intervention(1dl4101!).html

In today's digital age, the majority of devices are connected digitally to the internet including but not limited to smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs, laptops, VoIP phones, connected cars, and IoT (Internet of Things - includes smart switches, outlets, lights, garage doors, etc.). The latest standard of WiFi (Wireless IEEE 802.11ac) is about to go faster with Wireless IEEE 802.11ad. There are Ethernet technologies that can reach speeds of 10 Gbps. 4K video is part of the future and there are going to be higher video resolutions coming since there were experiments with 8K. I want to see country-wide gigabit (minimum 10 Gbps) fiber network deployment so users can take full advantage of their device's capabilities. Also investments in 5G cellular and other future technologies is a must. Upload speeds must be symmetrical to download speeds so there is a good balance between data consumption and production. When I upload videos, video can be as big as 5 GB or bigger. Typically, my internet plan is shared between three other devices so when combined, internet speed is at maximum capability and can show latency when watching an online video (on-demand or live stream) due to jams in the transmission packets. However, I do not know the file size and I do not want to check my meter to see if I exceed my data allotment. Plans should be mostly based on data transmission speed not data allotment. In addition, I want to see all traditional services (phone, TV, cellular voice calling) to be utilizing the internet (VoIP, IPTV, VoLTE, etc.) as the internet is the pipeline for all forms of telecommunications video calling. I typically do not use voice calling on traditional land line and cell network. Moreover, I want better choices in mobile payments (this includes Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, etc.) to use from my phone, tablet, smartwatch, etc. The Internet must able to adapt the future beyond DSL, Cable, 2G, 3G, and 4G.