Free Wireless Broadband for America's Masses

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 29/03/2012 15:21

When you think of basic human rights, access to wireless broadband Internet probably isn't at the top of the list. But a new company backed by a Skype cofounder disagrees, and plans to bring free mobile broadband to the U.S. later this year under the slogan "The Internet is a right, not a privilege."

Called FreedomPop, the service will give users roughly a gigabyte of free high-speed mobile Internet access per month on Clearwire's WiMAX network and forthcoming LTE network. It will offer other low-cost prepaid plans that provide access to more data.

To read this MIT Technology Review article in full, see:
www.technologyreview.com/communications/40000/

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