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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.