From the book Smart Mobs.
The telecommunications giants of the previous wired epoch have staked their claims to the future in the form of expensive licenses for slices of the electromagnetic spectrum- the high stakes, still iffy 3G era of mobile telephony. At the same time that the 3G dinosaur seems stalled in a mire of financial and technical difficulties, a nimble breed of mammal seems to be multiplying rapidly down there in the grassroots.
What is the one thing that cable companies can do that would shut service providers out of the medium?
Imagine if you knew the company(s) that were involved with this.