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[ NNSquad ] Re: More on Verizon's rejection of AT&T's attitude toward filtering

A few years ago Ivan Seidenberg spoke at the Massachusetts Software Council
and I had a chance to ask him if Verizon could make money in the pure data
business without added services. He said yes and I think he really believes

This is in sharp contrast with the real ATT which, upon buying MediaOne,
said that it deserved a percentage of the commerce done over its network.
Excite@Home debacle seems to have been based on this assumption. This
attitude seems to be part of SBC (faux ATT) as Whiteacre's comments (to
Steve Levy originally) showed when his "deserving" attitude created so much

Perhaps there are real difference between ATT and Verizon.

Alas, I don't think that the pure data business is viable in the absence of
scarcity but that's another topic. For now I'm glad Verizon does believe
there's a business in bits.

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[mailto:nnsquad-bounces+nnsquad=bobf.frankston.com@nnsquad.org] On Behalf Of
Lauren Weinstein
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 00:00
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Subject: [ NNSquad ] More on Verizon's rejection of AT&T's attitude toward