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Free the Airwaves

October 24th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Am I getting political for a moment? Maybe. Bear with me.

The FCC will soon vote on freeing up white space spectrum, essentially bandwidth that we could all use for better broadband access, but the broadcasting lobby would prefer not to see that happen. This reminds me a lot of cable tv back in the day – we could be living in a world where we pay just for channels we want on an ala carte basis, or from several providers, but we don’t have that choice because of laws made hastily and foolishly in the past. Don’t let that happen with internet access.

Bring wireless Internet to everyone, everywhere.

Sign the petition.

Want more info? Check out Google’s blog post on the white space spectrum vote.

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