Net Neutrality Could Have Killed the iPhone

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Fri, Apr 30th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

Had net neutrality been the law of the land several years back, we might not have the iPhone. It's an idea buried in Bret "Exacloud" Swanson's recent comments to the FCC on net neutrality. "The Apple iPhone may never have emerged if we had blocked or discouraged the type of 'exclusive,' 'discriminatory' deals like the one Apple (a new entrant to the mobile market) struck with AT&T," writes Swanson.

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