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With MediaFLO failing to live up to Qualcomm’s expectations, it probably isn’t much of a surprise to see that the company is repositioning the $800 million-plus network as a way for carriers to offload data-heavy content deliveries. That probably makes sense, as carriers are already struggling with network-capacity issues and users are increasingly checking on Internet-based mobile video on their handsets. The problem, of course, is the business model: consumers don’t seem very interested in paying for on-the-go video, so if Qualcomm is going to deliver the stuff it still has to figure out how to get paid.