Monday, October 20, 2008

Bill aims to require free wireless Internet access - Salt Lake Tribune

Wireless Internet entree would be free countrywide within a decennary under a measure introduced Friday by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah. The measure would necessitate the Federal Soldier Communications Committee to auction off off spectrum now not being used. The victor would hold to construct a web accessible by 95 percentage of the state within the adjacent 10 years. At the least, one grade of service would be free and include tools to protect underage people from seeing obscene content. In a statement, Cannon said the measure would assist many in rural United States where high-speed broadband entree is spotty. And he said the measure would help the United States to catch up to other states that have got more than advanced broadband networks. "We must guarantee that this alarming tendency is reversed and that all Americans, including those life in our states in the West, have got dependable and low-cost high bandwidth broadband Internet connections."
The measure is certain to be opposed by at least some Internet service suppliers who will gall at the increased competition from a free-nationwide carrier. The measure have been forwarded to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. - Flatness CanhamAdvertisement

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