FCC Clears Free Wireless Web
A proposal to create a free, national wireless Internet service got a boost when Federal Communications Commission engineers concluded that concerns are overblown about such service’s interfering with other carriers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The decision clears the way for the FCC to move forward with a plan to auction off airwaves to a bidder who agrees to offer free, national wireless Internet service.
The FCC is expected to finalize rules this year and could begin auctioning off airwaves in early-to-mid 2009.
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