Re: A World Without Wi-Fi Looks Possible as Unlimited Plans Rise

[Note: This comment comes from friend Bob Frankston. DLH]

From: Bob Frankston [mailto:Bob19-0501@bobf.frankston.com]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 00:24
To: ‘dave@farber.net’ <dave@farber.net>
Subject: Re: A World Without Wi-Fi Looks Possible as Unlimited Plans Rise

Once again we need to be wary of headline writers and the tendency to treat “WiFi”, like “broadband” to mean “Internet. Unlimited cellular does reduce the value of local hotspots but only insofar as the whole cellular model is still stuck in the world of billable pipes. Once you have to pay you might as well use what you’ve paid for.

But what you won’t get is innovation that isn’t profitable to the carrier. You will still have to have an account per device and location. This is why need open connectivity that doesn’t have a rent-seeker in the path.

http://rmf.vc/InfrastructureConnected

We must not confused making the old approach cheaper with enabling the future.

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