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FCC Free Wireless Plan Delayed

TylerColfax
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Posted June 6, 2008 - By TylerColfax

The FCC plan to bring free broadband wireless to 95% of our nation that we posted about last week has been delayed by free speech advocates and wireless providers who said it would interfere with their signal, otherwise known as profit margin. They're not going to let the gov't give away something they're making good cash selling. Here come the lobbyists.

The free speechers are up in arms because part of the proposal calls for a filter that eliminates what the FCC considers pornographic or obscene from the free wireless access. Good luck trying to define "obscene."

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin hopes to have the measure discussed at their July meeting. It was originally going to come up at a June 12th gathering, but he wants to give more time to commission members to do their own research. Martin also said that he does not oppose a feature that would turn off the obscenity filter, presumably so people could get news on what the FCC is doing next.

news.yahoo.com: FCC chief's free broadband plan delayed

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