Verizon looks for income on both sides of the web page

Kevin C. Tofel
K. Tofel|01.06.06

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Kevin C. Tofel
January 6th, 2006
Verizon looks for income on both sides of the web page
VerizonOk, we all get the fact that without the network we can't reach out and touch someone like Google or Microsoft. Heck, we're paying hard-earned dollars to use that network every day, but Verizon appears to want more. Not from us (well maybe they do since we can't use our existing EV-DO plan for the new Treo 700w), but from the big boys providing web service. Top dog of Verizon, Ivan Seidenberg, wants those service providers we love so much to buck up and "share the cost" of broadband networks. Yo, Ivan: we'd be less worried about Microsoft, Google and the like. Not that we want to see this, but perhaps focusing on a better anti-Skype strategy would be more appropriate. Besides, if you start double-dipping for web services on your network, they're likely to go away along with the consumers that wanna use 'em.
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