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July 14, 2005

Will Verizon Cut-Off Gateway Makers?

By Glenn Fleishman

The NY Times reports on the use of the Junxion box, which relays 2.5G and 3G cell access to Wi-Fi and Ethernet: Junxion turns a cellular data card into a roving hotspot through a portable box that can be powered by AC and by a car adapter. It also has an Ethernet port. The idea is simple and a few companies sell products or services based on this notion.

I wrote about the Junxion box at its launch for The Seattle Times just over a year ago, and Verizon Wireless said then, “Cheryl Noti, associate director of data development….said the company would probably consider shared usage a violation of terms of service, which could result in a customer warning or account cancellation.”

Today: ” ‘The premise is one person buys an air card and one person uses the service, not an entire neighborhood,’ said Jeffrey Nelson, executive director for corporate communications at Verizon Wireless. ‘Giving things away for free doesn’t work anymore. It never did.’ ” Cingular, by contrast, is interested in the product and may approve its use.

Verizon Wireless has been telling its subscribers for some time that it owns their data behavior, and this kind of response means that they’re more concerned about keeping their spectrum at a lower utilization factor than they are about competing effectively with emerging metropolitan wireless and hotzone wireless options.

Posted by Glennf at July 14, 2005 12:03 PM

Categories: EVDO, Wi-Fi

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