FCC Chief Deletes Adult Content Filtering from Wireless Plan
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin recently said that he is willing to drop the idea of filtering out adult content if it will make his free wireless broadband proposal move forward. He told Ars Technica, "I'm saying if this is a problem for people, let's take it away. A lot of public interest advocates have said they would support this, but were concerned about the filter. Well, now there's an item in front of the Commissioners and it no longer has the filter. And I've already voted for it without the filter now." In order to become a reality, the other commissioners at the FCC would need to approve the revised proposal and then send it to congress. Martin wants to auction off a wide swath of spectrum and require that the winners provide free access to wireless broadband (768Kbps) Internet.
FCC Chair Floats 3.5GHz Sharing Proposal
The FCC is moving forward with plans to free up a portion of the 3.5GHz band for wireless broadband use. The agency has been exploring the idea of sharing the airwaves with the incumbent users, including the military, and wants to make 150MHz of the spectrum available for wireless purposes.
FCC Agrees to Open 3.5GHz for Wireless Service
The FCC today voted unanimously to approve a Report and Order that will free up 150MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. The idea had been floated by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler last month.
FCC Chief Says Title II Is the Way Forward for Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes both mobile and wired networks need to be regulated as utilities. In an opinion piece published by Wired, Wheeler outlined the broad strokes of his plan, which he believes will protect consumers and still promote investment in broadband.
FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Permits Blocking and Throttling
The FCC today released the text of its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The FCC contends that the rules stifled innovation and investment in wired and wireless broadband.
FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations
The FCC today voted 3-2 along party lines to implement new regulations over broadband services. The rules seek to reclassify broadband services as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which will put them under stricter government oversight.
i like the idea of the filter
But I'm pretty damn happy with my $15/mo porn!!! $15/mo Phone Scoop to.
THAT'S how you pay for it!!!
I'm so sick of utterly incompetent people being thrust into positions of power because they have a Masters degree from Harvard or their daddy got them the job or someone thinks they ...
I am not saying this guy is a genius in anyway. However, the push to have everyone wireless in the future makes this viable.
Modern day dial-up
Back to the government parenting.
"Bailout" waiting to happen