Sunday, October 21, 2007

In Search of Wireless Wiggle Room - New York Times

Published: October 21, 2007

I RECENTLY watched a YouTube clip of a young man removing the memory chip from his iPhone with his teeth, in an attempt to “unlock” the device for use on a network other than the AT&T system for which the phone was exclusively sold. His gyrations were a particularly vivid reminder of the limits imposed on cellphones by the companies that run national wireless networks in the United States.

But there are signs that the existing order in the wireless world may finally be changing.


1 comment:

Mark said...

I sincerely hope that the FCC introduces some new competition through the spectrum rules.

I am especially hopeful that the FCC strongly considers the use of broadcast white-space, which could greatly improve internet access to the under served communities.