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AT&T Starts Throttling Heavy Wireless Data Users

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  • Re:Saw This Coming. (Score:5, Informative)

    by friedmud (512466) on Saturday October 01, 2011 @06:26PM (#37579852)

    No - the wireless industry is not a free market. Spectrum is a very closely held resource carefully distributed to 3 or 4 major players... so free market forces can't fix this. If there was an infinite amount of spectrum and anyone could jump in and make a new wireless company... then there could be proper free market forces.

    I'm not saying we should just let people go crazy with spectrum either (spectrum chaos would be bad for everyone). How to handle wireless pricing going forward is definitely going to become a problem.

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