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michelle
michelle
2/28/2019 11:18:45 PM
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Re: Get it Done
I am hopeful, but history has shown that buy-in isn't the same as action. That's a lot of regulation to cut through. Is there a private betting pool somewhere following the outcome? lol

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
2/28/2019 1:05:02 PM
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Re: why
Freehe, holy mackerel. Sounds like red tape has red tape!

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
2/24/2019 10:16:51 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: Red Tape
I have gotten the impression that you do not think very highly of the work done by the Federal Government--but what is the alternative, though?   Remember Adam Smith reminded us that the invisible hand needs guidance.....

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/24/2019 7:22:31 PM
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Re: Red Tape
@freehe: Not to mention that the federal government is the largest employer in the US.

Cutting red tape necessarily means cutting layers of bureacracy, which means cutting jobs -- heavily protected jobs with valuable pensions at stake.

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 12:35:33 PM
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Re: Get it Done
@afwriter. We are responding in a logical manner. The practice of red tape is illogical and is based on money and based on keeping and expanding the gap between the rich and poor. The slower adoption of broadband and access to broadband will maintain the status quo for the wealthy. Once all people have access to information and services or others have better access, this increases learning and knowledge. It is harder to oppress people who have knowledge. Knowledge is power and will increase the number of challengers, activists and grassroots organizations that will work to challenge governments and political officials to make the world better.

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 12:31:19 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: why
@JohnDrake. That is smart business sense. The U.S. needs to follow the model used in Manitoba government:

1) maintain a public listing of all regulatory requirements

2) list where to find regulatory requirements

3) for every new regulation, government departments have to consult with the public and other governments to ensure we actually understand the impact of the new rules before they are enacted

4) capped the growth of provincial requirements by law through a one-for-one rule — for every new requirement created an existing one must be removed.

https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/red-tape-and-your-government-how-cutting-bureaucracy-boosted-manitobas-growth

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 12:27:12 PM
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Influence
"Currently it takes an average of one year for an agency to complete the communications authorization process, despite the availability of a common application form. In part, that's because not all agencies use or accept this form, preferring their individual division's specific paperwork, according to the report."

The reason the form is not used is due to several factors: 1) usage is not mandatory 2) benefits of using the form are not understood 3) fear of change 4) lack of implementation of culture change 5) employees fear losing their job due to the new changes and usage of a new form, etc.

Once senior executive overcome fears and get buy-in from stakeholders as well as provide train-the-trainer sessions on how to use the form it will increase usage of the common form.

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 12:23:54 PM
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Red Tape
I have never heard of the federal goverment cutting red tape. This is the core practice of the federal government. I will believe it when I see it.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
2/19/2019 8:24:55 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: Get it Done
It will be intersting to see the results if "20 federal agencies already agreed to work together on the American Broadband Initiative," and whether it will streamline any processes or not. Getting what may be hundreds of top officials to push forward in an efficient way may be enlightening.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/18/2019 9:28:59 PM
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Get it Done
With the growing importance of broadband everywhere you would think that they would want to streamline the process to make sure that our heartlands have the resources they need. 

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