The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday gave a tentative stamp of approval to a free, national broadband service that will block access to porn.
At the behest of T-Mobile, the commission last month conducted tests to ensure that a national broadband network would not interfere with mobile phones. The results released Friday concluded that mobile carriers have little to worry about.
The commission in June proposed auctioning off spectrum in the AWS-3 band, which would be used for the nationwide broadband system. The winner would have to build out the smut-free service within 10 years and pay a small percentage of its revenue to the U.S. Treasury.