Verizon and SBC are getting ready to compete against the cable companies. The Wall Street Journal (Reminder: the WSJ is free all this week.) looks at that and attempts to answer a number of related questions, like whether telecom is too late for TV and can cable companies succeed in the phone business. This free-for-all is a reaction to the discovery that consumers would indded prefer to have all their services –Internet, phone, TV, wireless–in one package.
My B2 online Telecom Report (free to everyone) explains this phenomena. More to follow soon.