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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

By: Charles Gantt from Feb 5, 2013 @ 9:52 CST

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.


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.


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