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)

"Signs of the Time" New Documentary

This newly-released documentary film left me moved with tears about the real time for the society at large to realize the true contributions of deaf baseball player with the creation of hand signals entirely changed the baseball games all over the world -

Here is the past campaign to get the Baseball Hall of Fame to pay the formal honor to "Dummy" Hoys -

Here is an impressive biography of Dummy Hoys - which Hoys' children ended up became judge, the House of Representative, etc....

For many decades, deaf people knew about the origins of football huddle begun at the National Deaf-Mute College (Gallaudet University now), Washington, DC, but more and more historians finally discovered about deaf people created the "football huddle" -

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason