Friday, April 18, 2008

Another Bright Idea From California Democrat

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Democrat Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has introduced a Bill allowing the auctioning of 2.1 GHz spectrum but it comes with a catch: The winner of the auction would have to use the spectrum to provide free wireless broadband nationwide within ten years. The service provided would have to provide at least 200 kbps connection speed and come with a built in filtering system to prevent people from accessing adult content.

What makes this bill nothing but absolute nonsense is the billions that potential bidders would have to spend to win an FCC auction and then billions more spent to build a national wireless broadband network only to mandated by law give away the service. Chances are this bill will hit the waste paper baskets on Capital Hill before even coming before to congressional committees.

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