Is WiFi a right? It seems some of the folks in Congress think so...
The Internet is a wonderful invention (thank you Al Gore) and a great means of obtaining news the mainstream media (MSM) refuses to print...and we've seen much of that going on in the past few years.
So with this free WiFi provided by you and me (hey, if the government provides it who pays?) will the government also control that which the MSM already has a monopoly. ~ Norman E. Hooben
U.S. considers some free wireless broadband serviceWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators may dedicate spectrum to free wireless Internet service for some Americans to increase affordable broadband service nationwide, the Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday.
The FCC provided few details about how it would carry out such a plan and who would qualify, but will make a recommendation under the National Broadband Plan set for release next week. The agency will determine details later.
One way of making broadband more affordable is to "consider use of spectrum for a free or a very low cost wireless broadband service," the FCC said in a statement.
The FCC statement was released during a Digital Inclusion Summit aimed at connecting one-third of Americans without home broadband service.
The FCC also said there would also be a recommendation in the broadband blueprint to launch a Digital Literacy Corps of volunteers who would provide training to communities with low rates of adoption.
(Reporting by John Poirier; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)