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Will Verizon Sanction Jeff for Mashing Up EvDO and SlingBox

Jeff Pulver and I both are unabashed supporters of using Verizon's Broadband Access, their so called unlimited wireless Internet access service. I think Rich Tehrani is too. Now I'm reading how in Verizon's contract they have the right to stop users from downloading, uploading, streaming, making VoIP calls, P2P file sharing and just about anything beyond web browsing and email.

Talk about trying to kill the idea before it takes off. This is typical of the Voice guys being able to dictate to the Verizon Data leadership how to run the network. Here's a chance for Qualcomm to really flex their muscles to grow EvDO usae and extoll all it can deliver, but my instincts tell me they won't push Verizon at all, or speak out on this issue the way they do vs. WiFi and soon WiMax. Who cares if the next generation of EvDO can handle 3.1 megs down and about 1/3 of that up. What am I going to push? Bigger PowerPoints..Come on FCC and all involved in the use of the airwaves both licensed and unlicensed.

The airwaves are for the public's use, let's not limit them, let's use them.


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