Telecom Wars: Return of the RBOCs


Now Playing Telecom Wars: Return of the RBOCs: In an apparent response to the CVC news yesterday, SBC announces that it is looking to launch FTTP over the next five years at a cost of $4 to $6 billion. “Fiber technologies and IP-based services will enable a communications revolution, allowing consumers and businesses to experience integrated video, data and voice services beyond what can be provided over any network today,” said Edward E. Whitacre Jr., SBC chairman and CEO. “This next generation of services will require us to revolutionize our local networks as well, which we will do as economic and regulatory conditions make practical.”

Whitacre to self: I am shit scared because Comcast can do all this, like now. And by the time this damn thing gets going, I would be retired and can walk out of the job looking really good. Hey in the end its all about a successful retirement!

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