Students and educators are among those who stand to benefit greatly from a national high-speed wireless plan now under consideration by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


Federal regulators are auctioning off another portion of airwaves set aside for government use, and they might require the winner to provide free wireless high-speed internet service across a large swath of the country.


The FCC at its June 12 meeting likely will vote on an order setting terms of the spectrum auction, which could include the free internet service provision. A similar proposal was rejected last year.


"We're hoping there will be increased interest [in the...

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