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[ NNSquad ] Telecom giants line up to fight FCC's public Wi-Fi proposal

Telecom giants line up to fight FCC's public Wi-Fi proposal

http://j.mp/XDfqqR  (Washington Post)

   "The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled
    the $178 billion wireless industry, which has launched a fierce
    lobbying effort to persuade policymakers to reconsider the idea,
    analysts say. That has been countered by an equally intense campaign
    from Google, Microsoft and other tech giants who say a free-for-all
    WiFi service would spark an explosion of innovations and devices that
    would benefit most Americans, especially the poor."

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It's a great idea, so you can bet that the dominant ISPs and cell
carriers will throw everything they can into stopping it, first via
their in-pocket politicians, then all the way to the Supreme Court if
necessary. I should add, it is indeed unclear if television
broadcasters will willingly hand back the key spectrum.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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