The Federal Communications Commission is likely to consider a plan this month to auction public airwaves with a mandate that the winning bidder set aside some space for free nationwide broadband internet access, a proposal staunchly opposed by the cell phone industry, Reuters reports. The plan is championed by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, a Republican whose time as chairman is waning as the Obama administration prepares to take office in January. Martin said his proposal will be considered at the commission's December 18 meeting. It faces several hurdles, though. The cell phone industry, for example, is arguing that an FCC...

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