A controversial plan that could hasten the availability of broadband internet access for all Americans faces yet another setback, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once again has taken a vote on the plan off its scheduled agenda.

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 that 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


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