[Chugalug] FCC proposing Universal Free Wi-Fi

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Wed Feb 6 02:21:53 UTC 2013


This an old proposal. Rules were finalized in 2010 but goes farther back than that.
http://www.fcc.gov/topic/white-space

----- Original Message -----
> 
> From what it is saying - it is not like the FCC or the Federal
> Government will be building, maintaining, and/or powering huge WiFi
> routers from coast-to-coast, they are merely considering
> un-regulating a small portion of the currently used as TV spectrum
> that anyone could use for any purpose, without having to pay FCC
> fees. This would include the possibility of Free WiFi fo' errrbody,
> but most likely would not. Some local governments, like cities, may
> choose to offer tax-funded WiFi to their people, while other areas
> of the country would not have that service.
> 
> 
> - Chad W. Smith
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM, John Aldrich < jmaldrich at yahoo.com >
> wrote:
> 
> 
> http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/fcc-proposes-national-free-
> super-wifi-network
> 
> Thoughts? My immediate thought is, "Great. Who's paying for the
> backbone
> connections"??? I may work for an internet company (Windstream) but I
> doubt
> they're going to go down without a fight.
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