AT&T and the telcos are threatening to charge Google and other Web sites extortion-type fees unless Google and others pay for adequate bandwidth. But Google and others may soon have this answer for them: No, thanks. We’ll build our own fat pipe into customers’ homes. That’s the speculation, anyway. Investor’s Business Daily points out that big swaths of the wireless spectrum are about to go out to bid — and whoever buys them could build a high-bandwidth wireless pipe into people’s homes and businesses across the country.
Google, eBay And Amazon To AT&T: We’ll Build Our Own Network