[TheInquirer] EU Parliament decides to open up radio spectrum for free use

THE EUROPEAN UNION PARLIAMENT has adopted amendments to the European Union Spectrum Policy that allows free use of airwaves by citizens.

[...] Internet freedom advocacy group La Quadrature du Net said the move would "lead to the development of the next generations of free wireless Internet communications".

Zimmermann added that he expects telecom companies to battle hard against it, saying, "We can be sure that the telecoms and broadcasting industries will lobby hard in order to remain in control of airwaves. For the sake of innovation and freedom of communication, it is crucial that wireless Internet become more open [...]