>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.<div>

<br clear="all"><div><font size="4"><i><span style="font-family:garamond,serif">-</span><font style="font-family:garamond,serif"> Chad W. Smith</font></i></font><div><font size="1"></font></div></div>
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM, John Aldrich <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:jmaldrich@yahoo.com" target="_blank">jmaldrich@yahoo.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<a href="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/fcc-proposes-national-free-
super-wifi-network" target="_blank">http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-02/fcc-proposes-national-free-<br>
super-wifi-network</a><br>
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Thoughts? My immediate thought is, "Great. Who's paying for the backbone<br>
connections"??? I may work for an internet company (Windstream) but I doubt<br>
they're going to go down without a fight.<br>
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