Qwest Is Betting on New TV

Qwest (s Q) isn’t betting on delivering an IPTV-based pay-TV service to its broadband customers because its top brass doesn’t think a pay-TV model will be around in five years. A full channel lineup plus live television just doesn’t make sense when more folks are getting their content on the web, according to Neil Cox, executive vice president of products and IT at Qwest, in a conversation yesterday at the TM Forum conference being held in Orlando, Fla.

We also talked about how Qwest plans to capitalize on the wireless boom despite not owning its own wireless service (it has a partnership with Verizon (s vz)), and how Qwest isn’t planning on any consumption-based pricing for broadband anytime soon. Check it out.