Fox News is reporting that AT&T was selected as the initial iPad wireless carrier simply because of pricing.
Netbook data plans are quite a bit more with an average monthly price around $60 for 5GB of monthly usage or $35 for 200MB per month. It doesn't take much math to figure out the iPad 3G pricing is a better deal and on top of that requires no contract.
If your wondering how the relationship between Apple and Verizon is going, so do we. It appears they are still in talks to bring the iPhone and iPad to the big red network, however there hasn't been any new details leaked. Some are now suggesting it could be possibly next year before we see this happen.