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Dear EC members, Jim Carlo wanted me to circulate this among the EC for comment. Please forward your comments to IEEE-USA. Regards, --Paul Nikolich ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Carlo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Paul Nikolich" <P.Nikolich@ieee.org> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 8:51 AM Subject: FW: Big Broadband Position Statement to Come > Could you distribute to 802 SEC for comments. > > Jim Carlo (email@example.com) Phone:1-214-693-1776 Fax:1-214-853-5274 > J.Carlo Consulting LLC (Focus on Telecom Strategy/Standards/Patents) > President, IEEE Standards Association > > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Alan Mcadams > Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:47 PM > To: ieeeusa-ccip@IEEE.ORG > Subject: Big Broadband Position Statement to Come > Importance: High > > > Folks, > > Please see the attached document. It is also reproduced below in the body > of this message. > > Alan McAdams and John Richardson > > ***** > To: CCIP > From: Alan McAdams and John Richardson > Topic: Rapid Build Out of Big Broadband in the US > > In an attempt to move quickly we have used the IEEE-USA Position Statement > of February, 2003 together with the OIDA Executive Overview Statement of > July, 2004 to bring the issue of Building Out Big Broadband to the > attention of policy makers. The two papers are short and highly > complimentary. Together they have strong substantive impact. > > Very quickly it became clear from the small number of parties in both > campaigns that we were able to contact directly, that their attitude was, > no new starts. We have been actively discouraged by these parties from > attempting to go forward at this time. > > The implications of this are that the US will be limited to Little > Broadbandwell into 2006, while Japan, Korea, Members of the EU, and others > in Asia continue their rapid march into the future. We conclude that our > focus must be to build a powerful groundswell for action in this arena as > early as possible in the new administration, whichever side wins. > > It will be exceedingly difficult to get any "mindshare" during this > tumultuous period of the build-up to the elections in Iraq. On the other > hand, we have the opportunity to identify supporters of Big Broadband in > other organization and to enlist them in joint efforts on a scale required > to have an impact. > > Speaking for myself (Alan) I must admit that initially I was quite > discouraged. As a result, I have been giving priority attention to my > day-jobof teaching and research (and really enjoying it!) > > John and I are now embarking on the early draft of an updated IEEE-USA > Position Statement on Deploying Big Broadband as Rapidly as Feasible. This > Position Statement can join the other two; The PS of 2003 and the OIDA > Overview of 2004, as nuclei for a coordinated rallying cry. > > John and I seek others to join in the CCIP effort. We also seek assistance > in identifying and enlisting like-minded parties in other organizations to > join in these efforts. > > We will have a draft to you in the not too distant future. In the > meantime, > we welcome comments and suggestions on all the topics mentioned in this > memo. > > Onward and upward! > > Cheers, > > John and Alan > > > > > Alan K. McAdams 342 Sage Hall > Professor of Managerial Economics Cornell University > Johnson Graduate School of Management Ithaca, NY 14853-6201 > > Tel: (607) 255-6443 > Fax: (607) 254-4590 > email: firstname.lastname@example.org > WWW: http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty/profiles/McAdams/ > Website for Advanced Fiber Networks (AFN): http://afn.johnson.cornell.edu > > ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.
CCIP Memo 09-22-04.doc