Free Wireless Broadband from the FCC?
Two days ago, the FCC held its Digital Inclusion Summit. At the summit, one of the commissioners said the FCC was interested in "exploring using spectrum for a free or very low cost wireless service."
I lived in an area of Michigan that was promised low-cost, wireless broadband ($20 a month). Two years after the announcement, most people in the county still paid $50 or $60 a month for their broadband.
Expanding broadband access will expand access to information - an ever more valuable (and cheap) commodity. But delivering that access is something else entirely.