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Comment: Re:Cue the (Score 1) 299

by Psiolent (#42796581) Attached to: FCC Proposal Would Cover the US With Public Wi-Fi
The FCC is not proposing that the govt. actually become an ISP. All the FCC is proposing is that a band of spectrum be opened up for unlicensed wireless Internet access. What this means is that anyone could set up shop and become the ISP, such as municipalities, private corporations, or IT Bob providing access to his neighbors.

What this essentially does is reboot the current Internet access model and create a well-fertilized field in which something else can grow. This gives us more choice, not less. There are no guarantees that what grows there is Good, but what it is not going to be is an ISP run by the Federal Govt.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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