October 30, 2005

SBC's Whitacre on "His Pipes"

SBC, Wisconsin's largest incumbent telco, evidently does not believe in the open internet. Chairman Ed Whitacre expects internet firms to pay to send content to local customer's homes (that TV thinking again). Perhaps I'm missing something, but I've not seen any SBC Fibre deployed to the home. We're still using the copper networks, paid for by all of us, during the regulated telecommunications era. Fortunately, I think by the time SBC gets around to fibre (will they?), wireless will perhaps, be pervasive.

The telcos should be investing in personal web services to use these pipes.

Bob Berger has more. Posted by James Zellmer at October 30, 2005 2:41 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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