Yahoo, perhaps is one of the few companies in Silicon Valley that understand the long term importance of teaming up with Baby Bells. It has a close personal relationship with SBC, and now it is trying to make magic with the second largest phone company in the US. That deal has clearly worked out for Yahoo, and now Paidcontent has the scoop and says that Yahoo is about to do
a similar “portal” deal with Verizon. Apparently this deal is for cheap and slower DSL connections, likely to be sold to dial-up users. These type of deals can help company get more users for its ancillary products like music downloads and premium email. As Mike points out, Yahoo and Verizon already have a “portal” arrangement.