FCC Prepares To Auction Public Acess Wirerless Blocks

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 12:37 AM
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FCC Prepares To Auction Public Acess Wirerless Blocks


www.latimes.com

The guidelines, which must be approved by the FCC in the coming weeks, are the subject of fierce lobbying in Washington because they could help determine the fate of a multibillion-dollar chunk of spectrum being abandoned by TV stations in their conversion to digital signals. Federal officials hope the airwaves will carry another nationwide high-speed Internet service to compete with those offered by phone and cable companies.
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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 12:37 AM
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The article does say that part of the requirements are that any device be allowed to hook up the this network. For all of use that use wireless that will be good. But that requirement is what is being fiercely lobbied by the wireless companies. Allowing any one to hook to it will mean they wont be getting the revenue from charging people to hook to it. I still think they can make money from the advertising. So I hope this public access high speed will come to be.

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