Vote on Proposed FCC Free Broadband Plan Delayed

A vote on a proposed FCC nationwide free wireless plan has been delayed. Originally scheduled for the June 12 meeting, Chairman Kevin Martin has postponed the vote to give the commissioners more time to review the proposal, according to the AP.

The vote could now be held in July. If approved, spectrum for the plan could be auctioned off by the end of the year. The auction would see 25 megahertz of spectrum go to a single bidder to build a nationwide network, 25% of which would have to be dedicated to the free wireless plan. 50% of the country would need to have access to the plan in 4 years and 95% in 10 years.

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