Porn free Internet

The federal government wants to sell off a portion of the broadband spectrum to anyone willing to provide free Internet service.

There’s just one catch — no porn.
Measures like this probably wouldn’t stop suspected predators like Monrovia’sGregory Scott Serrano from using sites like MySpace or Netlog. And, yes,it sounds an awful lot like something the Communist Chinese might pull. But, on the other hand, it’s not much different than the control the FCC exerts over broadcast television.
Here’s an excerpt from a PC magazine article on the proposal:

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) – U.S. communications regulators are considering auctioning a piece of the airwaves to buyers willing to provide freebroadband Internetservice without pornography.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martinis proposing to auction an unused piece of 25 megahertz wireless spectrum, with the condition that the winning bidder offer freeInternet accessand filter out obscene content on part of those airwaves, a spokesman for theFCCsaid on Thursday.
“We’re hoping there will be increased interest in the proposal; and because this will provide wireless broadband services to more Americans, it is certainly something we want to see,” said FCC spokesman Rob Kenny.
Under Martin’s proposal, the winner would be allowed to use the rest of the airwaves forcommercialservices.
The plan would address criticism from some consumer advocates, who say the government has not done enough to get broadband service into more U.S. households. It also could win praise from anti-obscenity watchdog groups.
“I think there are a number of features of the plan that would be attractive to various constituencies,” said Stifel Nicolaus analyst Blair Levin.
But the plan got a lukewarm response from existing wireless carriers.

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  • http://www.proctorformayor.com AP

    So my site would probably not show up on this version of the Interwebs.