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FCC Plans Dubious Free Internet Initiative

TylerColfax
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Posted May 30, 2008 - By TylerColfax

The FCC wants to hold another one of their fancy auctions where they sell something they don't own that shouldn't be for sale. This time the winning bid will allow a company the dubious honor of giving away free wireless internet service to everyone.

Oh, also, the free internet that is provided will have content restrictions. No porn or obscene material will be allowed on the FCC's free airwaves. Since when is porn and being obscene illegal?

Prediction: This isn't going to work.

One of the big carriers will pick it up and drag their feet so they can continue to sell what they already sell and make revenue off of. If the government is really interested in free internet for everyone, they have to pay a company to make it possible, not do another stupid auction.

This is the FCC's attempt to take over the net, something they regret not doing long ago. They've always had their controlling hands all over tv and radio, and rather than work within the system that has developed semi-naturally, they're trying to retroactively remove the porn and good stuff, even though it's mostly protected. But it's good to know they're making tons of money off their public by auctioning off fake goods.

TheFeed does not endorse. We do, however, endorse a gov't. program that does not exist to give everyone free iphones, because it absolutely improves your life tenfold, maybe more.

wsj.com: FCC Weighs Free Internet Plan

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