14 Feb Who’s Against Free ‘Super Wi-Fi’?
Telecom Corporations Are Trying To Stop The Government From Offering Free ‘Super Wi-Fi’
By Walter Hickey – Feb. 4, 2013 – From Business Insider
The $178 billion telecom industry is scrambling to kill a government plan to provide free “super Wi-Fi” across the country, The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang reports.
Although the Federal Communications Commission’s plan has been talked about for years, it got a boost last week with a lobbying campaign from the tech industry. Google and Microsoft told the FCC that additional public Wi-Fi would spur “millions of devices that will compose the coming Internet of things,” a resounding early endorsement of the nascent policy proposal.
The wireless industry responded with a fierce and well-funded campaign to kill the proposal.