11/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

FCC Rules Against Telecoms, In Favor Of Free National Wireless

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."

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