[Make-wifi-fast] some basic guidance on how to write something for the fcc

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 19:09:41 EDT 2015

* Remember your target audience is policy makers and lawyers.
* Fully spell out any and all acronyms -- ALL of them.
* Use footnotes for any detailed discussion of a point where needed.
Lots of them.
* Use footnotes to cite others work, claims of specific numbers,
performance. benefits, costs, etc.  Even your own.  Do ALOT of this!!!
* Did I say to use lots of footnotes????  And NOT endnotes - put the
footnotes at the bottom of each page.
* If you include any charts in the main body - keep them very simple
and explain everything in them.  Anything more than a very few simple
charts - put in an appendix.
* I would recommend any and all technical details in an appendix, etc.
* Different - but I suggest that you use 12 font times-roman, double
spaced text for the main body

A bit more meaty items:

* Talk to consumer/public benefits.
* Talk to costs to implement for providers/carriers/public.
* Talk to policy perspective vs technical perspective.  Refer to
techie talk in your main body but put all techie details in appendix.
If you have a short clear précis (redundant terms - but I wanted to
emphasize the point) put that in a footnote and details in appendix.


overall:   https://www.fcc.gov/guides/how-comment
paper:  see https://www.fcc.gov/guides/how-file-paper-documents-fcc
electronic: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display;ECFSSESSION=JS5vV2SbXTD7LHltYX41B9SbcBfLrz19CJz8hgpP2QLWlGCTv1Qn!310921635!-543955373

Dave Täht
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