Verizon and MCI

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Verizon and MCI

I second Tom’s opinion on the Verizon, MCI deal while I understand fully why Verizon is almost forced to do this deal. The last thing Verizon wants is to be standing without a chair (read national carrier) when the music stops.

But the situation seems to get worse as time goes on as Cablevision , the provider in my own backyard seems to be mulling a merger as well. In a country where broadband is slower and more expensive than many parts of Asia and penetration rates are not in the top 10 in the world, we need more competition, not less.

Industry consolidation doesn’t seem to aid the consumer in any way I can ascertain but perhaps WiMAX or some other technology will come to the rescue and give us meaningful broadband competition in the future.



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