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FCC Delays Consideration Of Free Internet Plan

 

The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday postponed consideration of a plan to auction a piece of wireless airwaves to buyers willing to provide free broadband Internet service without pornography. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he would delay an expected vote on his proposal to auction an unused piece of 25 megahertz wireless spectrum, with the condition that the winning bidder offer free Internet access and filter out obscene content on part of those airwaves,FCC Chairman Kevin Martin had scheduled the commission to take up the proposal at its next meeting on June 12.

  • I think that this is a great idea, but... people are still going to find a way to put porn on it sorry. But access to such a tool would be awesome, especially for people who can't necessary afford it.
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  • Yeah, I think it's a great idea too. What would be the business model if you have to offer both free wireless and pornography free?
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  • I think it's a great idea too. What would be the business model for a company that gets the spectrum?
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  • Someone must have told the chairman that the Federal Courts would be all over him if he tried put on such a restriction.
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