The American regulator is considering allocating spectrum to broadband service providers that commit to developing free access and free pornographic content. Access to this spectrum in the 25 Megahertz band would be done through an auction process , as detailed by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin Martin.
«We hope that there will be interest in this proposal precisely because it will allow broadband access to be provided to more citizens, something that we would like to see done», he details in statements quoted by El Mundo.
The official also explains that the spectrum not used to guarantee this offer with filtered content could be used by the company that guaranteed it to provide services of a commercial nature.
The initiative, which aims to please consumer protection agencies, has already received some criticism, particularly with regard to the characteristics proposed by the regulator for the auction. The defined rules say that within four years the wireless network will have to cover 50 percent of the population and within 10 years to 95 percent of the population, goals that are considered very ambitious.
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