When you look at how low mobile broadband pricing is getting in the UK with a 2 year agreement, you have to just scratch your heads in the USA and wonder why we are being asked to pay so much, especially when the coverage for 3G is so sparse.
It seems the USA based mobile operators bought the spectrum but never really built it out, preferring to make as much as they could on older and slower technology. Now with the pressure on from Clearwire and Sprint, everyone is pushing to get the speeds up, and the networks built out. That's what happens when competition is reduced to an oligopoly like we are seeing.
That's why the best thing that can happen is the entry in the USA mobile space of Cox, Comcast and Cablevision. Each will bring their own form of clout into the industry which has been running by ancient minded voice folks for too long.