Wow this could be interesting.
It appears that Verizon is pushing to utilize the unlicensed spectrum in order to implement a mesh network like infrastructure using LTE-U. By pushing
the phone manufacture to embed chip on their phones they are hoping to utilize a combination of new, small cell towers and home wireless routers.
Typically I find the best solution to the internet and regulations is opposite of what Comcast is seeking . However, in this case Google, MSoft, and
Comcast have joined forces to go against Verizon.
Since Verizon is not that much better than Comcast when it comes to fair consumer practices , it makes speculation even more interesting.
I'm surprised Google would go against something that enables greater internet coverage to the masses as thats how they make their butter and eat it
However, since this could become a mesh uncontrolled network they stand to lose that foothold they have on the internet. In addition, a mesh network
could also allow for high anonymity which also hits the Google piggy bank.
Well its comcast , anything that is good for the consumers or provides competition and they can't charge extra for they don't like.
Verizon has had a tendency of shooting themselves in the foot like when they pushed to undo net neutrality which then caused the FCC to come into the
Perhaps they are looking at short term savings by allowing users to bare the infrastructure cost, without seeing the potential for being utilized as a
mesh network in the future. A reliable vastly spread mesh network could allow for users to access the internet or an alternate internet for free even
with high anonymity.
However, I guess another concern besides saturating the unlicensed spectrum is that once a Corporation finds something useful they are quick to grab
it back from the consumers.
Tech Giants Say Verizon’s New Cellular Tech Could Wreck Wi-Fi Google, Microsoft, and Comcast are fighting a Verizon-led push into unlicensed
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