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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed this morning that next year the carrier will roll out family data plans, enabling users to pay for data usage on multiple devices from a single account. As my colleague Kevin C. Tofel points out, the move families will be able to share “buckets” of data, just as they’ve long been able to do with voice minutes. That makes a lot of sense as A) more everyday consumers are using mobile data on their phones and B) more of us are using tablets and other connected devices in addition to our phones. So I expect several other carriers to follow Verizon’s lead in short order.