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At a recording of a special Charlie Rose show I attended recently Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg told Charlie that Verizon's mission was Bandwidth, Mobility and Glass. By glass he meant...

At a recording of a special Charlie Rose show I attended recently Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg told Charlie that Verizon’s mission was Bandwidth, Mobility and Glass. By glass he meant the fiber-optics which he is planning to pump into 14 to 18m homes within the next 3 years. There must be as much bandwidth into the home as out of the home, Ivan said.

During an audience Q&A, I asked the CEO whether he thought WiFi, WiMax and Broadband Satellite would threaten his business objectives. Not at all, he said. WiFi was an inferior technology and WiMax will be used to cover areas not reached by ‘glass’.

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