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.
Google has confirmed what we've pretty much known for a long time, they will be bidding in the upcoming 700MHz wireless spectrum auction on January 24th. And also as suspected, Google will not be bringing in any partners for the bidding. From Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman and CEO:Wow...I really wish Google would…