Bait and Switch: What’s Behind AT&T’s Stance on FaceTime

Smart piece by Stacey Higginbotham, writing for GigaOm, on AT&T’s bullshit regarding FaceTime:

In this one paragraph Quinn hides everything you need to know about this move. The shared plans get a plug, the sleight of hand that equates Wi-Fi with cellular access is accomplished, and AT&T plays the network-management card, which is kind of like a get-out-of-jail-free card for net-neutrality violations anyhow. Defining Wi-Fi as wireless helps AT&T in both wireline and wireless net-neutrality fights, which is why this is such an important move.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012