Google, Microsoft support FCC Wi-Fi plan that telecom firms oppose

02/4/2013 | Washington Post, The

A proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to expand free Wi-Fi access has divided telecommunications providers and some big tech companies. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Intel and Qualcomm are among the companies that would prefer that the FCC auction off valuable spectrum space, which they would like to use to expand 4G networks. But Google and Microsoft, which would like to see greater access to the Internet, have expressed their support for the FCC proposal.

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