Plans to offer national free wireless Internet access got a boost on Friday when the Federal Communications Commission released a report stating that the plan would not interfere with service from other wireless carriers.
FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin plans to auction off a chunk of airwaves and told the Washington Post that free broadband is a neccessity:
"This would be lifeline broadband service . . . that would be designed for lower-income people who may not otherwise have access to the Internet."