The FCC just voted to open up another 100 megahertz of wireless spectrum, which will increase the number of frequencies available to unlicensed wireless networks (read: what you have at your house) by 15 percent. In other words, your Wi-Fi is about to get a lot faster.
We called it months ago, but finally the FCC has seen what everyone else could see back then: providing free national broadband for all would be too costly. So, the project has been dropped like a ton of bricks.
Call me a cynic, but I'm not sure this is ever going to happen: the FCC wants to dedicate a chunk of the wireless spectrum to providing free internet service.
Trying to add a silver lining to your undoubtedly dismal economic future, the FCC has struck down T-Mobile's complaints that the agency's scheme to offer free wireless to lower-income peoples will interfere with established 3G networks. In an engineering report, the agency claimed that there would be no “significant…