Steve Jobs Wanted to Create Apple Wireless Network, Circumvent Carriers

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Amidst talk of revolutionizing television, and the current theme of market disruption, wireless industry staple, John Stanton, spoke at the Law Seminars International event in Seattle regarding Jobs' desire to leverage the unlicensed wireless spectrum to build a wireless network for the iPhone.

John Stanton:

He and I spent a lot of time talking about whether synthetically you could create a carrier using Wi-Fi spectrum. That was part of his vision.

Despite certain defeatist attitudes in the media, the tide certainly seems to be turning on large wireless and television providers

(Via Wired and MacWorld)