The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to create free public WiFi networks across the nation is rallying the open internet troops — and seriously rattling the $178 billion wireless industry.
When free WiFi first appeared, it generated an explosion of innovation that helped level the playing field for the underprivileged and change the face of modern technology.
But a further expansion of free WiFi would also allow us to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cell carrier for the privilege – which is why companies like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are doing their best to take it down.
Facts are facts: by breaking the wireless provider monopoly on wireless access, we have a chance to expand Internet use to the poor, bolster innovation and help create a more vibrant online community. Help us take WiFi from carrier-centric to user-centric: Write the FCC to show your support now!
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