Wednesday, August 06, 2003

The Agencies: Free Internet Access

FCC Chairman Michael Powell is a "service-first" kind of regulator:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today that it would provide free wireless Internet access to visitors at its Washington, D.C. office.

“When you come to the FCC, leave the cords at home,” said FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell. “We’re embracing the power of WiFi and the freedom and convenience of wireless Internet access it gives to consumers.”

Last year, Powell directed his staff to take the steps needed to make the FCC one of the first federal agencies to provide public WiFi access. Visitors bringing their own hardware and software can use the service on the Twelfth Street, Courtyard, and Eighth Floor levels of the headquarters located at 445 12th Street, SW in Washington, D.C.
No word yet on whether the FCC will open a coffee bar...

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