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[ NNSquad ] Re: More on Verizon's rejection of AT&T's attitude toward filtering
On Feb 6, 2008, at 1:06 AM, Lauren Weinstein wrote:
However, it should be noted again that there's a push in Europe -- and signs of a push starting here in the U.S. -- for legislation to require content monitoring/filtering (or at least an *attempt* at these, since we know that their "effectiveness" will be ultimately limited, as we've previously discussed) regardless of any given ISP's own stand on the issue today.
--Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator
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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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