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What does wireless open access mean? Google sees the definition as very different than Verizon Wireless. And Google is now asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take sides and clarify its so-called “open access” requirements, imposed onto a chunk of spectrum recently purchased by Verizon Wireless. Open access dictates that consumers using the spectrum should be able to use devices and applications of their choice. But while that may seem self explanatory, it’s not. As always, the devil is in the details.
I always thought it was crazy talk, all this speculation that Google was going to run a wireless network by buying up billions of dollars worth of spectrum. Why would…
BusinessWeek writers Peter Burrows, Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif, Aaron Ricadela, Douglas MacMillan, and Spencer Ante dig behind the headlines to analyze what’s really happening throughout the world of technology. One of the first mainstream media tech blogs, Tech Beat covers everything from tech bellwethers like Apple, Google, and Intel and emerging new leaders such as Facebook to new technologies, trends, and controversies.