October 12, 2006 | By Derek Slater

FTC Suggests Muni WiFi Policy Options

This week, the FTC released a report about municipal wireless broadband projects. Rather than taking a particular stance on the matter, "[i]t sets forth a framework that recognizes that the relevance of arguments for and against municipal involvement may vary depending on the particular factual circumstances." As Harold Feld points out on Public Knowledge's blog, the paper's overall perspective has an important upshot -- it suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all WiFi policy for every locality.

Learn about attempts to pass statewide bans on muni WiFi here.


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