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You Have To See This Story About Apple Mesh Networks, It Could Destroy Comcast Forever

A remarkable post titled, "How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World" is going viral right now.

It's by Mike Elgan and he writes for the Cult of Mac.

In his piece he explains how a new service, which is built into all Apple iPhones, could create an enormous, self-connecting, and self-sustaining Internet connection:
"A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat. It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. 
The Multipeer Connectivity Framework enables users to flexibly use WiFi and Bluetooth peer-to-peer connections to chat and share photos even without an Internet connection. Big deal, right? 
But here’s the really big deal — it can enable two users to chat not only without an Internet connection, but also when they are far beyond WiFi and Bluetooth range from each other — connected with a chain of peer-to-peer users between one user and a far-away Internet connection. It’s called wireless mesh networking. And Apple has mainstreamed it in iOS 7." - Read Mike Elgan's post about Apple's mesh networks
This is a huge piece of news.

It could really change everything.

We immediately think of Internet Service Providers like Comcast or Verizon and the massive implications a stealth service like this could have on them over time. All it truly takes is the right mobile app to show people the power of this connectivity. Imagine a service like WhatsApp that is completely empowered by peer-to-peer networks. Wait... Maybe that is why Facebook bought WhatsApp in the first place! To get a headstart on the Multipeer Connectivity Framework.

Advances in technology like this could render Internet service providers useless. Bookmark this and open it up one year from now.