KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
reply to Matt3
Re: Assumptions.... Absolutely, I agree... but I wouldn't go so far as assuming it will be so.... I'm betting someone will have to call them on it, and then they will have to face the fear of regulation, before they cave.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
said by KrK:your "assuming" the legislators have the best interest of the consumer in mind rather than the ATT. This just means that ATT will have to up their gratuity to the politicians who have proven that they don't have a clue on broadband matters!
and then they will have to face the fear of regulation,
reply to KrK
Its going to be a pay to play network.
AT&T and others are opening 'app stores' for a reason.
They can 'certify' applications for a network vs. a platform. This will be a crippling move for users, and money maker (on many fronts) for carriers.
Eg. Skype can run over 3G on Windows Mobile, but not for iPhone. Its not because it won't work, its because the carrier / app store agreed to not let it work.
The days of open applications are nearing an end.