“There are four reasons that Apple may eventually launch a Wireless ISP subsidiary,” Phil Leigh writes for Inside Digital Media.
“First, the market for Apple’s portable hardware cannot achieve full potential without significant improvement in Wireless Internet access,” Leigh writes. “The exceptional iPhone and iPad successes are forever changing user expectations about network connectivity.”
“Second, regulatory roadblocks commonly employed by FCC-licensed incumbents cannot prevent Apple from entering the market because Wireless ISPs typically utilize unlicensed frequencies,” Leigh writes. “Third, Apple can adequately finance mesh Wi-Fi networks capable of transforming wireless Internet connectivity — within population centers — into a semblance of an ever-present universal access field.”
Leigh writes, “Fourth, historical examples suggest technological leaders might naturally evolve in such a manner.”
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