·Time Warner Cable
A good idea This is on the surface link aggregation. If you are in a densely populated area this may be useful because you can aggregate links to balance the network traffic between different access points IN ADDITION to your primary connection mechanism which is probably HSI or cellular.
I see this as the neuter to caps, because there is no reason you can't assign a bias or app to a float ag group over time. So take for instance, run youtube over free wifi only at best effort (not gobbling your 100 MB of cellular data). If the wifi can't support, don't run it. If it does, stream baby stream. The killer data app right now is video, period. Music can take a good chunk, but man if you can stream that on the train over wifi, bonus. Over time cloud apps are going to supplement what we see today, and that will be bandwidth intensive to (cloudon for example).
For those who are enterprising, one can bond wifi links in a neighborhood to share HSI links to get around caps. That being said there are TOS violations and other "who pays" if it goes over to worry about. I don't see this as the primary mission...It will be cell, LOS/wifi mixing.
Also there is going to be a long transition period between today wifi logins and "automatic" wifi. In a hotel I may see 10 of different access points, no reason I can't load share across them if one joker is streaming on floor 12 and floor 11 and 10 are idle.
Make no mistake this is the way cellcos are going to go down the road anyways, of course they will probably charge you for wifi/cellular also, but it can seamlessly offload at the same time, so they can put up less towers and pass the savings over to us NOT...I mean the shareholders.
Princeton Junction, NJ
I'd like to see bonding of all available 3G/4G connections. Combine the coverage areas and speeds of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. I'd rather pay $20 a month to each of the 3 carriers than $60 a month to one.