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Contrary to reports that they might sue, AT&T says they support Kevin Martin’s leaked plan to attach Carterfone (unlocked devices, unhindered content access) restrictions upon 700Mhz spectrum. Note the plan hasn’t been released yet, but we’ll assume AT&T has been briefed in full by Martin that his plan contains adequate loopholes for his homies; aka they have nothing to worry about.
Consumer advocates believe the spectrum, set to be auctioned off next January, is the last great chance for broadband competition and shouldn’t see the kind of restrictions (crippled phones, capped use, software/service restrictions) all too common with incumbent wireless broadband service.
Verizon, meanwhile, recently tried to convince Congress that giving consumers more choice actually meant giving them less, which was a nice trick. The company still opposes Martin’s plan, Carterfone principles, and any restrictions on spectrum auction, while painting a rosy picture of the industry over at their policy blog: bquote “It is
.. (more @ dslreports.com)
The Internet has come a long way since its inception. There are now several different ways to get an internet connection. One can do this by inserting wireless internet card in computer or can use DSL. Apart from this, internet phones and ip phones are there as well to help people connect internet through phones. Internet telephony is not the last option available, wireless internet providers are there as well to offer internet connectivity.