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Bring wireless Internet to everyone, everywhere.

I normally don't go in for campaigns of this nature, but this one struck my fancy. Google is about the closest to a perfect company I can think of according to my moral principles.

The nature of airwaves, with highly valuable unused white space now appearing, shows just how difficult it is to govern the concept of property for a resource like airwaves using the same thinking as for owning land.

I recall Rand made some comments about property of airwaves. I will have to look up and post her comments later.


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I just received the following email from Google. It is self-explanatory and I fully support it.

This Election Day, there's more than one important vote going on. And there's something we need you to do to get ready.

While you're casting your ballot at your polling place on November 4, the Federal Communications Commission will be voting the same day on rules governing "white spaces" -- the unused airwaves between broadcast TV channels.

Last week, after months of testing, the FCC announced that white spaces devices could operate without interfering with TV broadcasts or wireless microphone signals.

The science speaks for itself, but that's not going to stop the broadcasting lobby from trying to derail the technology before the rules are even written. Since last Friday, the National Association of Broadcasters has been trying to stop the vote from taking place.

We can't let that happen.

Thanks in part to your efforts, we're less than two weeks away from a vote that could transform the way we connect to the Internet.

We can't let up now.

You've already signed our petition at Now we're in the final stretch and we need your help again.

Please forward this message to five of your friends, and ask them to sign the petition at

Call your Member of Congress and let him or her know it's time to open "white spaces" for everyone:

Just as Wi-Fi sparked a revolution in the way we connect to the web, freeing the "white space" airwaves could help unleash a new wave of technological innovation, create jobs, and boost our economy.

But it can happen only if the FCC moves forward. Encourage your friends to sign the petition and call your Member of Congress today.


Email sent by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, sponsor of Free the Airwaves.


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