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European citizens should have free and open access to wireless broadband services, it has been suggested.

The European Parliament's Committee for Industry, Transport and Research is looking at ways of improving access to Wi-Fi broadband in a bid to achieve this goal.

One recommendation is to free up White Space radio spectrum, which exists between TV channels, to carry wireless broadband signals, reports

Commenting on the EU proposal, Jérémie Zimmermann of citizen group La Quadrature du Net, offered his support for open wireless communication.

"This vote must now be confirmed by the rest of the parliament, in plenary," he stated.

"We can be sure that the telecoms and broadcasting industries will lobby hard in order to remain in control of airwaves."

Mr Zimmermann said that for the sake of innovation and freedom of communication, it is "crucial" that wireless broadband is more widely available to EU citizens.

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