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A nationwide free-to-use super Wi-Fi network could be coming to the US

FCC Chairman wants to bring "Super WiFi network" to entire US.

Published Tue, Feb 5 2013 9:52 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Every couple of months we hear another plan to put the old analog TV spectrum back to good use. The discussion bounces from idea to idea, but always seems to come back to Wi-Fi as the perfect use in most cases.

A nationwide free-to-use super Wi-Fi network could be coming to the US |

If FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has his way, a "super" Wi-Fi network will be built using the currently silent analog TV spectrum. It would span from coast to coast, border-to-border and would provide free internet and VoIP calling to all US residents.

Naturally ISP's and cable companies have begun lobbying against the proposed network, while tech giants like Google and Microsoft are supporting the idea of a free nationwide Wi-Fi network, as naturally it suits their business models perfectly. What do you think? Does a free nationwide internet connection sound appealing to you? Let us know in the comments.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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