Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2009 22:27 UTC, submitted by haus
Legal The whole saga around the rejection of the official Google Voice client for the iPhone continues to play a prominent role on many websites. We all remember that the FCC had asked the three companies involved, AT&T, Google, and Apple, to answer a number of questions, but Google had censored a part of its letter. The censored section has now been published by Google.
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RE[5]: No contradiction
by dindin on Mon 21st Sep 2009 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No contradiction"
dindin
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Yes, it does. It doesn't kill the current lines, but it essentially makes the telecom companies bit carriers rather than "brands" with "products". And bit carriers is what they should be IMO.



you should be careful what you wish for.

the reason why Home broadband is relatively cheap is because companies make money by selling their voice or video service.

The reason why Wireless broadband is expensive here in the States is they were "leased" for a huge cost from the goverment.

If the companies are reduced to dumb pipes, then you will get a dumb pipe. You may also get bit based billing. And also be stuck with outdated technologies because companies would see no benefit to spending all the meney for network upgarding when they have not made their initial investment cost.

We all want cheap access, but someone will pay. Maybe everyone will become an IP service provider ona goverment run Wireless Network.

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