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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the past three years, a startup called M2Z Networks has been figuring out a way to blanket the nation with a free wireless broadband network to ensure all Americans have access to basic high-speed Internet connections.

Along the way, the company has found support in powerful corners of Silicon Valley and Washington. It has attracted funding from several of the Valley's top venture capital firms. And it has captured the interest of Kevin Martin, the chairman of Federal Communications Commission, who is backing a plan essentially mirroring the M2Z proposal as a way to promote universal broadband.
So an aol clone with adds and prebuilt parent control allowing for zero pr0n. FAIL

Really though its a good read.

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So an aol clone with adds and prebuilt parent control allowing for zero pr0n. FAIL
If people don't want ads, or parental control, and/or they want porn, then they can pay for it.
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If people don't want ads, or parental control, and/or they want porn, then they can pay for it.
If you're paying for it then wouldn't you be looking towards the big companies since you would most likely get more for your $25.
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my god. if this is compatible with smartphones/netbooks, then you know what this means?

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I like this idea. I do not mind ad-supported programs so long as they are free. I hate things you pay for that also contain ads because then why do we pay.
    
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Woo!
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This is a great idea but I feel that it will not have enough funding to get a foot in the door with current major ISP's and companies such as ClearWire
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I don't see the point in blocking content, but I guess if need be we can just tunnel it through SSL. This will be great for mobile net access, although since its a new spectrum I guess we will have to buy some sort of new hardware to use it.
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