I’ve got a long bet that WiFi will take over our telecom. Voice, video, everything.
It’s cheap, it’s unlicensed, it’s nearly ubiquitious and both 802.11[a-z] and the wired broadband to those wireless points is getting faster and faster.
For years now I’ve been a fan of T-Mobile’s HotSpot@Home program where calls originating within a WiFi network don’t count against the monthly minute plan. I found this program to have an interesting side-effect:
Cringely says this mixed network technology is why AT&T acquired T-Mobile.