September 9th, 2007

STUDIO PHILLIP GEIST

Free-wireless startup to attack FCC

Free-wireless startup to attack FCC

Though the Federal Communications Commission rejected its initial efforts to bring "fast, free, and family-friendly broadband to 95 per cent of the US population," Silicon Valley startup M2Z Networks has vowed to fight on. Company co-founder and CEO John Muleta is even threatening legal action against the commission - which happens to be his former employer.

M2Z isn't the only one showing interest in this particular piece of wireless real estate. The FCC has also rejected a free broadband application from a company called NetfreeUS, and Google has suggested the spectrum could be used for the sort of open internet access it's calling for on the 700-MHz band.

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Why widows go to Vrindavan

Why widows go to
Vrindavan

The poverty and
neglect faced by widows in West Bengal is driving them to seek refuge
in Vrindavanâ™s charity. Usha Rai looks
at the studies that show why, despite welfare measures initiated by
the West Bengal Government, widows from the state and other regions,
too, are flocking this temple town

Widows coming out of a bhajan ashram in Vrindavan
Widows coming out of a bhajan ashram in Vrindavan

A majority of the widows, whatever their caste or class, find Vrindavan peaceful
A majority of the widows, whatever their caste or class, find Vrindavan
peacefu
l

Detailed study

Pension woes

Married women
too

No check

Child
marriages

A
haven

No
caste or class
Steps
to improve their lot
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