Free Wireless for Americans

May 24, 2006 — 2 Comments

What a brilliant idea, from ISP Planet:

M2Z’s goal is ?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?Ǭ¶ provide free high speed connections to 95 percent of U.S. consumers without any recurring fees. This is a grand undertaking.”
-M2Z FCC request

Kleiner Perkins, history’s most successful venture capital firm, is backing John Muleta and Milo Medin’s offer to unwire the entire United States. 384/128 will be free while they’ll sell higher speeds, ads, voice and much else. In return for 20 megahertz of spectrum, M2Z will pay a 5 percent royalty to the U.S.

It will be interesting to see if the US Government backs the proposal. Could it ever happen in Australia? Not while the Government still owns Telstra, but imagine it, free wireless over 95% of the population of Australia…you could take your laptop anywhere (with a half decent population centre) and get online….ok, I’m dreaming, it will never happen here as long as both Political parties remain the lapdogs of big media.