M2Z's Free, Wireless Nationwide Broadband Plan Killed: Thank the FCC | Fast Company: "Despite a seemingly stout business plan, and all the financial, social, and educational benefits it would bring, the FCC's just turned down M2Z's application for a coast-to-coast free wireless broadband system.
The FCC did not elaborate on why it turned down a plan from a new company called M2Z which would've created a U.S.-wide, free wireless broadband network. M2Z's trick was going to be to use a spare bit of the radio spectrum, the 2GHz 'AWS-3' band, and earn itself cash by embedding ads in its free Net service as well as licensing out part of the spectrum it would then be controlling for other commercial uses. The entire nationwide system could've been up and running inside 10 years, and 5% of M2Z's revenues would've gone straight to the Treasury."
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
M2Z's Free, Wireless Nationwide Broadband Plan Killed: Thank the FCC | Fast Company
Free wireless with a coast to coast coverage sacked for USA thanks to some paper pushers.