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Free wireless broadband access coming to the US?

By Matthew ยท 61 replies
Mar 10, 2010
  1. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    hey thats a great move! i think all nations should encourage it! but if it is free then i think that the speed will be slow! lets wait and see what happens!
  2. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 50

    wats considered broadband 1.5 mps? by next year 1.5 mbps wont be enough for crap. providers will still make money on faster stuff
  3. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I like free stuff. specially free internet. Bring it!!!!
  4. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Free HAH mr taxpayer will suffer ie all of us, but the FCC has been trying very hard to make this work
  5. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    America comes first with new technology and services. Now, they'll launch this free broadband project!... Citizens thereof are lucky... Would there be a chance for free broadband worldwide?!....
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    As attractive as this sounds, NOTHING in life is free. Somebody has to pay for it, and if the government is paying for it, then guess what, WE are paying for it. I'd rather be the judge of how my Internet money is spent, not the government.

    The "second class" argument is pretty weak too.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    What they should be doing instead is forcing the phone/cable companies that got billions of dollars in the 90s to roll out fiber to actually do that. Free wireless isn't going to work in the rural hilly/mountaneous areas anyway. There are tons of places that don't get cell phone coverage, let alone 3g coverage in the US, so there is no way they could get wireless internet to those areas without absolutely raping the taxpayers.
  8. gary4gar

    gary4gar TS Rookie

    Free services are bad, because company does not care about it customers. plus its prone to abuse. Better charge a *small* fee
  9. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    I also like the plan to provide wireless broadband internet in America. The number of internet users of course will increase by it's percentage shown above. But the question is, will this free internet wireless broadband affects some Internet Service Provider. I guess it greatly affects because I noticed as of today Internet Service Providers are emerging to provide internet connections in homes, businesses and even in schools. I don't know yet, what's really the impact of this implementation.

    I just gonna hope that not only US will give free internet wireless broadband to its people but also in the other continents like asia and africa. Because its quite frustrating that in a month, we need to have some extra money just to pay the Internet Service Provider for us to have an internet connection.

    I guess that this wireless broadband have a faster speeds than ever broadband that I've seen.
  10. boyese

    boyese TS Rookie Posts: 20

    who manages ths if it goes belly up n whats the SLA if it goes belly up?
  11. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    really? I asked a few people that live in Canada and they say there's free wifi there... Google it dude.
  12. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I'm not impressed by ATT or Direct TV and there download throttle-ing. It will not be what everyone wants. But better than nothing if you live in the sticks.

    Great for traveling if you don't need a lot of bandwidth.
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