Thursday, August 5, 2010

VP Users Will Pay Higher Monthly Internet Access

The S3304 federal legislative bill removed the provision on the lower broadband access fee for low-income/working class/elderly deaf people along with the recent FCC decision's abandonment on the Net Neutrality goals. Both government efforts for ensuring the equal accessibility via Internet access will result in the higher monthly Internet access due to the excessive bandwidth uses along with VP calls.

The Obama Administration's goals were the enactment of the Net Neutrality to make such an affordable monthly broadband access fee for the low-income/elderly and struggling "working class" deaf people SEEMS totally flattened for GOOD.

That will left to the mercy of very few monopolistic telecommunication industry to feel its own oats and whims to justify the excessive bandwidth feed charge for the deaf VP users.

The VRS industry would be greatly affected by the latest occurrences - the U.S. Senate removed the provision within affordable monthly Internet access fees and the recent FCC decision to abandon the effort for the Net Neutrality - So the VRS calls will be dramatically drop to its lowest call numbers ever they seen within the entire industry lifespan.

Deaf America and the VRS industry will face real uncertainty coming on the way!

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)


  1. This is misleading.

    Anyone who uses internet video or high bandwidth will be affected.

    The sad thing is that this kneejerk reaction obscures a real problem. The FCC hasn't been able to implement net neutrality, and Obama is a limp rag at giving them the power they need to do so. As a result, telecom companies willl be monitoring and limiting communications. This means long VP calls may be cut off, interrupted, or placed into a slower routing system meaning video will be jerky and frustrating.

  2. Yea, that's what I am pretty afraid of the possible scenarios, JR. :)