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FCC Gets Go-Ahead for Free Spectrum Auction

Remember those proposals for the FCC to provide spectrum that would accommodate free, national wireless Internet access? And recall that carriers including T-Mobile USA fought against the idea because they said their service would be disrupted?

Well, seems the agency’s engineers have concluded – much to T-Mobile’s chagrin – that such airwaves do not interfere with other carrier’s signals.

That means the FCC now can pursue an auction to providers such as M2Z Networks that would offer free access. The auction reportedly will start in early- or mid-2009.


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