Verizon: A Narrowband Horizon?
This is the latest move in what is developing into a fairly ugly spat between those that want "open access" rules imposed on this new bandwidth and those -- namely Verizon -- that are generally happy with the way things are. (See The 700MHz Impact, Now Wait for Wireless Broadband , and 700 MHz: The Fix Is In.)
Will Verizon get booted? I highly doubt it. You never know, however -- many weren't expecting Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to get the FCC to agree to any of the open access conditions, but they did.
Still I wish there a better forum for all these companies to settle their differences than a public slanging match and the law-courts. This is really too important an issue to get mired in legal actions: It will help to shape the wireless broadband future of the U.S. -- or lack of one -- for the next 10 years or more.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung